Striker Jack Stretton has returned to Derby County from his loan spell at National League side Stockport County.

The 19-year-old Academy graduate linked up with the Hatters on an initial month-long agreement last month.

Although the deal was due to run until 7th April, Derby have been able to bring Stretton back early - after the first 28 days of the loan agreement passed - following the injuries to Martyn Waghorn and Lee Gregory in the 2-0 win over Luton Town on Good Friday.

Stretton scored three times in five appearances at Stockport, including the opening goal in their 2-1 victory at Aldershot on Friday.

He also scored in their recent wins against Solihull Moors and Barnet in March.

Stretton’s form for the Under-23s early in the campaign, scoring eight times in Premier League 2 – Division 1, saw him step up to the first-team squad under manager Wayne Rooney towards the end of 2020.

Stretton made his senior bow off the bench in Derby’s 1-1 draw at home to Wycombe Wanderers in November and made two further appearances as a substitute against Coventry City and Swansea City in December.