Derby and QPR battle for promotion to Premier League

Derby County and Queen's Park Rangers will face off this afternoon in one of the most lucrative games in world football, as both sides seek promotion to the Premier League.

Derby boss Steve McClaren alongside QPR's Harry Redknapp. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The prize on offer is worth around £120m to Derby and £80m to QPR, according to accounting firm Deloitte,

The sum is lower for QPR because they are still receiving "parachute payments" after suffering relegation from the Premier League last season.

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