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Play-Off team news: Derby County v Queens Park Rangers

23 May 2014

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Derby County manager Steve McClaren has received a big boost in the build-up to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final with Craig Bryson returning to full training.

The 16-goal midfielder injured his back in the 4-1 Semi-Final second leg victory over Brighton and Hove Albion, but has been training as normal during the past week.

Bryson's return means that's McClaren has a fully fit squad from which to chose.

Queens Park Rangers have also received positive team news ahead of the Final. Loanee Benoit Assou-Ekotto missed both Semi-Finals matches against Wigan Athletic with a knee injury but is expected to be fit having returned to parent-club Tottenham Hostpur for treatment.

Niko Kranjcar, who has been cleared to play despite his inclusion in the Croatian World Cup squad, should also be in Harry Redknapp's plans despite suffering a hamstring injury in the second leg.

However, Rangers will be without the services of Alejandro Faurlin, Jermaine Jenas and Matty Phillips.

Faurlin has returned to training after a cruciate knee injury back in November, but the game comes to soon for him to be involved. Jenas and Phillips remain long-term absentees for the West London outfit.

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