Half-Time Report: Derby County, Queens Park Rangers goalless

The Championship playoff final between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers is currently goalless at half time.

The Championship playoff final between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers is currently goalless at half time.

The Rams spent most of the first half on the front foot, playing confidently and getting most of the chances against Harry Redknapp's outfit.

Within the first few minutes, Johnny Russell skipped past several QPR challenges and fed the ball to Will Hughes from the edge of the area. The youngster was hacked down to gift the Rams a free kick, but Russell blasted the ball into the wall.

Charlie Austin then launched a speculative effort into the stands for QPR in the eighth minute, but the Rams had arguably the best chance of the half in the 24th minute when Craig Forsyth sneaked into the box unmarked and sent his header just over the bar.

Just two minutes later, Steve McClaren's men had a penalty shout when Hughes appeared to be felled by Richard Dunne in the box, but the referee waved away the appeals.

Towards the end of the first period, Robert Green had to be at his best to deny Jamie Ward's in-swinging free kick which looked to be creeping into the bottom corner, but the ex-England goalkeeper was able to get down low to keep the effort out.

Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers scores QPR's 2nd goal in extra time during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on May 12, 2014
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