Craig Bryson seems to be in new boss Gary Rowett's plans, but he will need to rediscover his goal scoring touch for the Rams.
The two fierce East Midlands rivals will go head-to-head in the Championship on Saturday.
Nottingham Forest have reportedly made an approach for the Burton Albion boss, who has also managed at Sheffield United and Derby County.
Derby County midfielder Craig Bryson will be suspended for the clash with Huddersfield Town.
The Rams have several players back in full training as they prepare to welcome Leeds United to the iPro Stadium.
We take a look at three players that could start to flourish after the appointment of McClaren as Derby County manager.
Derby County have a number of central midfielders.
Derby County midfielder Craig Bryson says the team have to believe they can get something on Tuesday despite their heavy first leg defeat to Hull City
Derby County are currently in fifth place in the Championship table.
Craig Bryson has scored once in his 14 appearances for Derby County this season.