Former Derby County captain Robbie Savage believes the midfield will be the position that we define the winners of the Sky BET Championship play-off final.
Savage, now a pundit at the BBC says his former side have the edge over rivals Queens Park Rangers and believes the rams midfield will be too much for QPR to handle.
”Derby’s midfield is a strong point. I think the way Derby’s runners bomb on from midfield will trouble Rangers. They might have too much legs for Rangers” Savaged said. ”I covered the game between Derby and QPR at the iPro Stadium in February. Derby won 1-0 and I thought Rangers looked pedestrian”. Savage added who will be covering the game between the two at Wembley on BBC Radio 5Live.
Savage will select Jeff Hendrick over Will Hughes at Wembley as Derby are to use their traditional 4-3-3 formation with George Thorne and Craig Bryson certainties for Savage.
”Will Hughes is a terrific talent. Hughes was named in the Championship Team of the Year and although he has had a few niggling injuries, he came back in and did well against Brighton in the play-off second leg, but in this one off game, I would go with Jeff Hendrick’s power and running.”
Savage believes his former side are slight underdogs for the game at Wembley. ”The pressure is on QPR despite the fact Derby finished one place above them in third”.
Robbie Savage, 39 retired played for Derby County over 120 times in three years at the East Midlands club.
Derby County face Queens Park Rangers at Wembley on Saturday in the Sky BET Championship Play-Off Final for a place in the Premier League.