Max Lowe couldn’t add to his 12 Derby appearances during the 2017/18 season, but he built his experience massively away from Pride Park Stadium.
He spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Shrewsbury Town as they fought in vain to win promotion to the Championship.
Lowe experienced two trips to Wembley Stadium – for the Checkatrade Trophy final and League One play-off final – whilst he also played 100 minutes of Shrewsbury’s FA Cup Third Round replay against West Ham United at the London Stadium.
Prior to the loan switch in January, Lowe began his return to fitness with 45 minutes for Darren Wassall’s Under-23s in October, having recovered from the injury that ended his breakthrough 2016/17 campaign in February.
The left-sided player - comfortable of performing at left-back or further forward in midfield – signed his first professional contract in the summer of 2015 after being a near ever-present throughout his scholarship.
Lowe has also been recognised on the international stage at several levels, having been capped by England at Under-16, 17 and 18 level.