On two occasions, injury struck at the worst possible time for Mason Bennett last season.
His first league start was interrupted after just 12 minutes at Brentford in September, before he picked up a season-ending blow in just his second game on loan at Sky Bet League Two club Notts County later in the season.
Still, strides were made by the forward. He bagged a goal on his debut for The Magpies, and he struck his third Derby goal against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup in September.
It’s easy to forget that Bennett is still only in his early-20s, and he will be looking for more crucial game time this season.
At just 15 years and 99 days old, Bennett became Derby’s youngest ever player when he was named in the starting line-up in a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough in October 2011.
He hit the crossbar at the Riverside Stadium and impressed with a lively display in attack - but it wasn't a surprise to The Rams' coaching staff after an impressive run of form for Derby's Under-18s.
He made nine first-team appearances in total by the end of the campaign, as well as eight during the 2012/13 season and became Derby County’s youngest ever goalscorer when he scored the first ever goal of his career in a 5-0 FA Cup Third Round home win over Tranmere Rovers in January 2013.
Bennett has also represented England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 level.