Derby County defender Craig Forsyth: 'Pressure on Queens Park Rangers'

Craig Forsyth of Derby in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Blackburn Rovers at Pride Park Stadium on August 04, 2013
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Derby County left-back Craig Forsyth thinks that the pressure is on opponents QPR in Saturday's Championship playoff final.

The pressure is on Queens Park Rangers in this Saturday's Championship playoff final, Derby County left-back Craig Forsyth has said.

The Rams and QPR will do battle at the weekend for a place in the Premier League and Forsyth believes that QPR's highly-paid, experienced squad is under more pressure.

"[QPR] came down from the Premier League last year and kept a lot of the players that played there," he told Derby's website.

"Some of their signings this season have got a lot of top flight experience as well, so I think the pressure is on them."

Forsyth, 25, has played every single game for Derby in his first full season with the Rams, with his performances at left-back earning him a first Scotland call-up.

"Since the day I signed, I don't think I could have wished for it to go any better. Hopefully it has got a happy ending to follow as well," he added.

Derby finished third in the table and then beat Brighton & Hove Albion 6-2 on aggregate to reach the final at Wembley. They are looking to return to the Premier League after six seasons in the second tier.

Who will win promotion to the Premier League?

Derby County
Queens Park Rangers
Derby County
56.0%
Queens Park Rangers
44.0%
Chris Martin of Derby County (R) celebrates scoring the 2nd goal with Jamie Ward during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off semi final first leg match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Derby County at Amex Stadium on May 8, 2014
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