Striker Nathan joined Derby County in June 2011, but went on to endure a frustrating first campaign at Pride Park with injury hampering his progress.
The frontman opted to commit his future to the Rams after leaving local rivals Nottingham Forest at the end of his contract at the City Ground, citing the need for a fresh challenge as one of the main reasons behind the move.
After coming through pre-season unscathed, Tyson suffered a groin injury just days before the start of the 2011-12 season in Derby’s final pre-season friendly against Aston Villa which ruled him out of the opening month of the season.
He returned to make a debut appearance from the bench in Derby’s 2-1 win over his former club in September 2011, but a reoccurrence of the problem left him sidelined until the end of 2011 when he returned to the fold in time for the festive fixtures.
From that stage he remained available for selection but found himself in and out of the side and, despite some promising displays, he was unfortunate and unable to hit the net before the season was out.
His penetrating pace makes him a nightmare for opposition defenders and he used that to good effect for his team-mates, especially away from home on the counter-attack.
Nathan started his career at Reading as a trainee before penning professional terms, with his only goal for the Royals coming against Derby in the 2002-03 season. The one-time England under-20 international had loan spells at Maidenhead, Swansea City and Cheltenham Town before bursting on scene at Wycombe Wanderers in 2004.
At Adams Park, Tyson earned a reputation as a fearsome goalscorer. He bagged 44 goals in just 87 appearances and that prowess resulted in a big-money move to Forest in January 2006.
Nathan made over 200 senior appearances and scored 40 goals for the Reds, despite playing out wide for a majority of the time. During that time he helped the Reds gain promotion to the Championship and played a significant role in their two playoff campaigns in the Championship in 2009-10 and 2010-11.