Derby County captain Curtis Davies endured a frustrating 2018/19 campaign as injuries effectively forced him to miss the season.
He did start the opening fixture of the season as the Rams beat Reading 1-2, however, he suffered an injury which ruled him out until November.
He made a brief comeback in the 2-1 win against Sheffield United in October before starting against his former club Birmingham City. He played the full game in the 3-1 victory, however, at the end of November, he suffered a ruptured achillies against Stoke City.
That ruled him out for the season, however, with a full pre-season under his belt, the defender is raring to go for the 2019/20 campaign under new manager Phillip Cocu.
A former England-Under-21s international, Davies has amassed over 500 career appearances to date since making his professional debut at Luton Town.
His reputation quickly soared and he became one of England’s most sought-after defenders.
The centre back was a key figure as Luton were promoted to the Championship in 2004, earning a move to the Premier League very quickly after as West Bromwich Albion swooped for his services
Aston Villa were next to move for his services and he went on to feature and captain the Villans in Europe, before moving on to Leicester City, Birmingham City and Hull City.
Davies’ first year with the Tigers saw him play a crucial role as they secured Premier League safety and a place in the FA Cup Final, which, again, he wore the captain’s armband for.
Whilst they were relegated the following year, Davies was a consistent figure as Hull returned to the top flight at the first time of asking via the play-offs, in which they knocked Derby out at the semi-final stage.