Bradley Johnson displayed his versatility and quality in midfield throughout the 2017/18 campaign, and his experience remains a vital asset to the Derby County dressing room.
Johnson appeared in central-midfield, out wide and in the No.10 role during the season, and he started every game at the heart of the team as Derby switched to 3-4-3 system later in the campaign to aid their charge towards the play-offs.
He bagged the first goal of the Championship season in August against Sunderland, before adding three more, as well as five assists.
It’s Johnson’s powerful performances in the middle of the park that have particularly caught the eye over the years.
After starting on the books of first Arsenal and then Cambridge United as a youngster, Johnson really made his name at Northampton Town.
Two separate loan spells early on led to him breaking into the first team at Sixfields where his impressive performances saw him snapped up by Leeds United.
His form earned the powerful midfielder a move to the Premier League after Norwich City moved quickly to secure his services ahead of a number of their top-flight rivals.
A popular member of the squad in East Anglia, Johnson eclipsed over 100 appearances for the Canaries and although they suffered relegation at the end of the 2013/14 season, Johnson, again, stood out as they bounced back at the first attempt the following year.