Ten minutes left at Pride Park and Maiga nearly finds the back of the net. It rippled - and the QPR fans thought it was in - but it hit the side netting after he burst into the area. Real good chance for Rangers.
Joey Barton trying to lead QPR's attack by example as he cuts inside and forces a two handed save from keeper Lee Grant. It has been a much better spell in attack for Rangers in the last few minutes but can they find that goal?
Derby seem to be scared of Hoilett's pace when he is on the ball. Doubling up on the R's winger when he is in possession. Rangers still trail by a single goal.
DOUBLE change for QPR at the break as Junior Hoilett and Modibo Maiga thrown into the fray for AJ and Gary O'Neil. Game has been crying out for some width and pace. Hopefully they will offer both. Doyle and Maiga get the second half underway.
A couple of minutes until half-time and Aaron Hughes nearly pulls QPR level with a header from Gary O'Neil's cross. That was Rangers best chance to date, Derby have been well on top so far.
Both Barton and BAE both need to calm down as they've been guilty of a couple of rash challenges this evening.
QPR need to keep their heads here as skipper Clint Hill fails to keep the ball in play for a corner and takes out his frustration on one of Sky Sports pitch side microphones.
GOAL: 20 minutes gone here at Pride Park and the home side are ahead through John Eustace but not without some controversy. A corner from the Rams saw a weak punch from Robert Green to Eustace just inside the area and his looping header evaded Assou-Ekotto and O'Neil on the line who both appeared to be fouled by Chris Martin. 1-0 to Derby.
Nearly one of the most bizzare goals I've ever seen and Derby's Jake Buxton didn't know much about it. Clint Hill clears the ball into his shins and Robert Green reacted with cat like reflexes to push over the bar.
QPR have now settled after a nervy start and AJ and Kranjcar have both had shots from the edge of the area as Rangers search out an opener.
Early chance for Derby County to take the lead as a lapse in concentration from Benoit Assou-Ekotto allowed Patrick Bamford in on goal but new signing Aaron Hughes, on his debut, did well to get back and clear the danger. QPR will need to be more alert at the back than they have been in the opening stages tonight.
KICK-OFF: Derby County get the match underway here at Pride Park as third takes on fourth in the Sky Bet Championship.
BEHIND THE SCENES
A couple of interested spectators in the crowd tonight. Martin O'Neil & Roy Keane on duty for the Republic of Ireland (Dunne & Doyle) and Gareth Southgate of England U21s (Carroll).