Top 10 Championship players at Euro 2016: Number 4 - Derby County and Republic of Ireland's Richard Keogh

Republic of Ireland's Richard Keogh before the match

The Derby captain will be hoping to start at Euro 2016.

Republic of Ireland's Richard Keogh before the match

The European Championships in France are coming up and whilst much of the attention will be on those players who ply their trade in some of the best leagues in the world, there will be plenty of players from the Championship involved as well.

So who makes our list of the top ten players at the Euros from England’s second tier?

The likes of Wolves Dave Edwards, Derby’s Jeff Hendrick and Burnley’s Tom Heaton have all missed out – so who comes in at number four?

Richard Keogh of Derby County celebrates with the Brian Clough Trophy after the game

Richard KeoghDerby County and Republic of Ireland

His Derby and Ireland colleagues Cyrus Christie and Jeff Hendrick have been left out of the running but there was no leaving this man out of the top ten.

Republic of Ireland's Shane Long and Richard Keogh at the end of the match

The Derby captain again proved his worth in the Championship – earning the supporters Player of the Year award at the iPro Stadium this season.

However, once again his Derby side fell short of promotion to the Premier League.

Derby's Richard Keogh celebrates after the matchDerby's Richard Keogh celebrates after the match

He faces a fight to start for Ireland, with the emergence of Blackburn’s Shane Duffy, but if he is put in to the starting XI will, as always, give it his best.

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