After two injury-disrupted campaigns, Craig Forsyth returned to regular action with the Rams during the 2017/18 season.
The defender made his return against Sunderland on the opening day of the season and went on to make 35 appearances in all competitions.
He contributed to Derby’s attacking cause with two superb assists - for Sam Winnall against Leeds United at Elland Road, before he supplied an inch-perfect cross for Cameron Jerome to convert in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final against Fulham.
Forsyth also displayed the versatility that will make him a key player going forward, as he switched from his regular left-back position into a left-sided central defensive role in the closing weeks of the season.
His long-term future was secured in December 2017 when he signed a new two-and-half-year deal with the club.
The former Dundee, Montrose and Arbroath man became a permanent member of the Derby squad in the summer of 2013 after impressing during a loan spell from Watford towards the end of the 2012/13 campaign.
Forsyth put pen-to-paper after undisclosed fee was agreed for his services and he went on to be one of The Rams’ most consistent performers as they reached the Play-Off Final at the end of the 2013/14 season.
His consistent performances saw him land a call-up to the Scotland squad in May 2014 and he went on to win his first cap against Nigeria at Fulham’s Craven Cottage.