Derby County’s Jayden Mitchell-Lawson is determined to carry on where he left off at Bristol Rovers after completing a loan move to back to Memorial Stadium.
Mitchell-Lawson joined the Sky Bet League 1 side on loan for the 2020/21 season earlier this month as part of his continued development.
The 20-year-old’s loan move is his second with the Gas after he initially linked up with Ben Garner’s side for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign back in January.
The pacey winger made 11 appearances for the Pirates in all competitions, scoring twice, before their season was ended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After re-joining Ben Garner’s side for the forthcoming campaign, Mitchell-Lawson is keen to continue to get plenty of game time - as well as goals and assists - under his belt on the first-team stage.
“I’m over the moon to return; I kept in touch with the manager during the pandemic and I’m happy that I’m back again,” Mitchell-Lawson told Bristol Rovers’ website.
“It is a shame last season ended so early (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) as the team was on a high and everyone was great in welcoming me to the club.
“I’m here for the season and know everyone already, so I just want to get my head down, keep working and keep playing.
“I want to bring my game from last season into the new season by getting goals and assists; the manager has persuaded me to join again with the way he wants to take the club forward.”
He added: “The jump from Under-23s football to the first-team is big and once I got used to it, I was pleased with how I did.”
Mitchell-Lawson joined Derby’s Academy at the age of 16 from Swindon Town and made his first team debut for the Rams in March 2019 in the Sky Bet Championship.
He came off the bench in Derby's 0-0 draw with Stoke City and followed up his first outing with a brief Carabao Cup Second Round appearance at the beginning of the 2019/20 season at Nottingham Forest under current boss Phillip Cocu.
Mitchell-Lawson’s impressive form in the opening months of last season for Derby’s Under-23s, scoring twice and claiming five assists from 17 appearances, saw him move out on loan for the first time in his career to gain first-team experience.