Craig Bryson this weekend became just the second player since 2001 to achieve 200 appearances for Derby County.

The midfielder, who joined Derby from Scottish outfit Kilmarnock in the summer of 2011, reached the landmark after being named in the starting line-up for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship home fixture against Ipswich Town.

Fellow team-mate Jeff Hendrick hit the same number of appearances earlier this season to become the first player to reach 200 outings for the club since Darryl Powell in 2000/01.

Bryson is now the 73rd player to reach a double century in terms of appearances for Derby.

The 29-year-old has been a key member of the first-team squad since his arrival and is a popular figure amongst supporters.

His debut came in a 2-1 home win over Birmingham City in August 2011 and 176 of his 200 appearances have been in the starting line-up.

He has also chipped in with 35 goals, including a historic hat-trick in the 5-0 thrashing at home to local rivals Nottingham Forest in March 2014.

Bryson has also won the Jack Stamps Player of the Season Trophy twice, in the 2011/12 and 2013/14 campaigns.

Supporters can read an exclusive interview with Craig Bryson looking back on his 200 appearances for the club in the Play-Off Semi Final Home Leg edition of The Ram next Saturday (14th May).

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