George Evans’ start to life at Derby County was unfortunately a cruel one as he suffered a knee injury on his home league debut against Ipswich Town in August.
He spent four months on the sidelines which restricted his appearances for the season to 14 in all competitions.
Arguably his best performance for the club came in the 0-2 victory over Bristol City at Aston Gate in April. The Rams needed to win to stay in the race for a Play-Off spot and after only 11 minutes, Fikayo Tomori had to leave the field with an injury.
In stepped Evans in an unnatural position to put in a man of the match display and help Derby secure a valuable three points.
Evans will be hoping to kick on from his injury woes during the new 2019/20 campaign as he looks to cement a starting place in Phillip Cocu’s side.
Evans, the son of former Manchester City player and physio Ronnie Evans, followed in his dad’s footsteps, signing for City as a six-year-old and worked his way up through the ranks.
In September 2015, Evans made his first-team debut in City’s 4-1 win against Sunderland in the League Cup. In doing so, he became the second player in history to represent the club in every age group, after Chris Chantler.
Following loan spells with Crewe Alexandra, Scunthorpe United and Walsall, Evans left City for Reading on a permanent deal in 2016.
With two goals in 43 total appearances during the 2017/18 season for Reading, he made the move to Pride Park Stadium for an undisclosed fee.