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Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

Basic Info
Position Forward
Nationality England
Date of birth 15/04/92
Height 180cm
Weight 77kg
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Season 2022/23 Stats
First Team Appearances 3
Goals 0
Assists 1
Shots 2
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Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was the third player to join Derby County following the successful takeover of the club by Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd, signing a two-year contract.

The experienced winger has played a large portion of his career in both the Premier League and Championship and will offer valuable expertise to the Rams’ dressing room.

Mendez-Laing came through the youth ranks at Wolverhampton Wanderers and made his professional debut in the League Cup at the age of 17, producing a Man of the Match showing in a win over Swindon Town, during the 2009/10 season.

Spells out on loan at Peterborough United and Sheffield United in League One followed, before he returned to Peterborough on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2012 following their return to the Championship.

He had stints out on loan at Portsmouth, Shrewsbury Town and Cambridge United during his three seasons with the Posh and left as a free agent in the summer of 2015.

A two-year period at Rochdale followed in 2015/16 and 2016/17 and his form in League One earned him a move to Cardiff City in the summer of 2017.

He starred for the Bluebirds as they gained automatic promotion to the Premier League in his first season at the club, during which time he earned the Championship Player of the Month award in August 2017, while he remained a regular in the top-flight in the following campaign and in their subsequent return to the second tier in 2019/20.

Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday were Mendez-Laing’s next stops during the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons, with the winger opting to move on in favour of securing his move to Derby.