Derby’s season ended in heartbreak last season and Steve McClaren and the players are hoping to go one better this season and finish in the top 2 of the Sky Bet Championship. The players in this article are the ones that are vital to Derby maintaining their imperious form of last season. A lot of the off-season has seen the club tie down the stars of last season on long contracts rather than bringing in fresh talent. In this most unpredictable of divisions, if you have a winning formula it is wise not to upset it. Derby most certainly have this. They have a core of young, British players that are capable of competing with any team in the Championship if they play near their potential.