Steve McClaren

Derby County meet Queens Park Rangers in the Championship play-off final on Saturday for the right to play Premier League football next season.

Where to Watch Live
Derby County v QPR kicks off at 3pm (BST) on Saturday and is available live on Sky Sports 1 HD, with live coverage also available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

This game is worth £120 million to the winner, making Saturday's play-off final at Wembley the single most valuable match in world football. After being relegated from the top flight in 2008, Derby County will finally escape the Championship if they maintain the bright form that catapulted them to this stage. The Rams have won seven of their last eight games, the only blip coming in a 1-1 draw with Leeds United on the final day of the league campaign.

Brighton were dismissed at the same stage they reached last season by Steve McClaren's side after being blitzed 4-1 at Pride Park earlier this month. Even in the absence of striker Johnny Russell, the Rams' free-scoring form has continued. This will be McClaren's first visit to Wembley since that night in 2007 when his England side lost 3-2 to Croatia and failed to qualify for Euro 2008. He may choose to leave his umbrella at home this time.

Harry Redknapp, meanwhile, is attempting to guide the Rs back into the Premier League at the first time of asking. The club's free spending may not have won over many neutrals this season but if they overcome Derby they will become only the third side (after Leicester City and West Ham United) to be promoted via the play-offs just one season after relegation from the top flight.

What the Managers Say
Harry Redknapp:
"Our experience will stand us in good stead. We've got a lot of leaders in our squad which helps at Wembley.

"Getting promoted on Saturday would be right up there for me. I really want it for the fans and the entire club.

"I'm excited. We've sold nearly 40,000 tickets, which is remarkable. There's an awful lot at stake."

Steve McClaren: "Just because we finished third and quite a few points in front of the other teams it doesn't mean we will go up, football isn't like that.

"In football you don't always get what you deserve. We're just pleased for the club - for the likes of (chief executive) Sam Rush, the supporters and the city as a whole. We've developed very quickly and got into the play-offs and finished third with a record points total and as top goalscorers.

"So in that respect I think the right two teams have made it through.

"Leicester and Burnley were the top two teams in this division and it's good to see that ourselves and QPR, who finished third and fourth, have reached the final. You could say we both deserve to be there and we'll see how the cards fall on Saturday."

Recent form

Brighton (W) 4-1

Brighton (W) 2-1

Leeds (D) 1-1

Watford (W) 4-2

Barnsley (W) 2-1

Wigan (W) 2-1

Wigan (D) 0-0

Barnsley (W) 3-2

Millwall (L) 1-1

Watford (W) 2-1

Team news
Craig Bryson will be back for the Rams after missing the semi-final second-leg win over Brighton. For QPR, Benoit Assou-Ekotto is also expected to feature after recovering from a knee injury that kept him out of both semi-final games, while Niko Kranjcar has also recovered from a hamstring injury.