Full-back Max Lowe has certainly displayed his versatility in recent weeks for Derby County.

The left-footed defender has found himself playing on the right-hand side of defence in the early stages of the campaign after Jayden Bogle sustained an ankle injury against Swansea City in early August, while Andre Wisdom has been out of action with a knee injury for several months.

Lowe has not looked out of place either, stringing together a number of impressive displays for Phillip Cocu's side.

By his own admission, Lowe, still only 22 years of age, feels his performances have improved game by game and he has cited his loan spell north of the border with Aberdeen last season as one of the reasons to his positive performances.

“At first I wasn’t really keen on moving away from home for the first time, going up to Scotland was different for me,” he told RamsTV. “Getting a season under my belt was key for me at my age; I needed to get 30 games or so.

“I felt that it helped me coming into pre-season this year and I felt more ready to play for Derby County, which is my first goal.

"I felt more ready than I would have been in past seasons, but I can’t really say I have done it by myself.

“The coaches have helped me in training and playing alongside Richard Keogh for the first time, that has been really good.

“He is quite easy to play with and he understands what I want to do on the ball with it being on my left side.

“It has been interesting having to fill in at right-back. I like to think I have done better as the games have gone on, as I've got more settled.

“I have just seen it as a learning curve really until Jayden Bogle or Andre Wisdom are back fit. I will just do my best in that position if the gaffer picks me on matchday.”

Although playing a similar role, just on the opposite side, the full-back has had to adapt his game accordingly.

It’s been a good learning curve for the defender and something which will benefit him moving forwards.

“It is natural body positional exercises I have done with Liam Rosenior (Specialist First Team Coach),” he said. “I have naturally wanted to turn on my in-shoulder because from playing left-back, it is all opposite movements.

“It took me a while to get used to the movements. It is also crossing on my right, but that will come with the more games I play and with confidence.

“I have wanted to run inside as a right-back, in on my left, but I have kind of kept it simple. The more simple I have been playing, I feel the better I have done so I am just going to carry on doing that.

“It is only going to benefit me technically as a player, so if I can pick up little things as a right-back, it will only benefit me going on forward in my career.”