After struggling to break into the Derby County team during the first half of the 2017/18 campaign, Chris Martin moved to Reading on loan in January.
The striker couldn’t hold down a regular place in the side though, and he arrives back at Pride Park Stadium with a point to prove.
His physical presence, ability to hold the ball up and bring people into play saw Martin become an instant favourite during the 2013/14 season as the side finished third in the table, but his 25-goal haul made him an indispensable player.
Martin went on to score 21 times during the 2014/15 season. That final total would have been higher but for a hamstring injury that ruled him out of action.
That trend continued into a third year as Martin again topped the scoring charts with another 15 strikes for The Rams – the first time that such a feat has been achieved since Dean Saunders between 1988 and 1991.
A Norwich City Academy graduate, Martin played 117 appearances for his hometown club, scoring 34 goals in the process and notably, 23 of those goals came in their 2009/10 League 1 title-winning campaign.
The Beccles-born striker has also had loan spells with Luton Town, Crystal Palace and Swindon Town, before his move to Derby.