Jamie Hanson is a product of Derby County’s Academy and he became a first-year professional in the summer of 2014.
He has progressed through the ranks at the club and spent over ten years on the books, from schoolboy level right the way through to professional terms.
Hanson, a holding midfielder who can also play in defence if required, possesses an impressive dead-ball technique, which saw him score a number of direct free-kicks at youth level.
He impressed whilst with Derby’s first-team squad during their pre-season tour of Austria ahead of the 2014/15 campaign and earned praise for his attitude and performances.
His first-team debut came in midfield in March 2015 following injuries to three players in the holding midfield role; and it proved to be a day to remember. Hanson helped Derby earn a valuable 1-1 draw away at Norwich City with a determined display, which was capped off with a debut goal as he scored direct from a corner.
Hanson started Derby’s next game – a 1-0 defeat at home to Middlesbrough – before gaining international honours for England at Under 20 level before seeing out the season back in the Under 21 squad, being named as their Player of the Year in the process.
His success from the season before was carried forward into the 2015/16 season as he quickly signed a new three-year deal with the club.
Hanson went on to make 19 appearances for the Rams over the course of the campaign.