Derby County are the only Championship side able to boast they have a player on loan from Real Madrid.
Rams fans finally got a chance to take a prolonged look at him, with the Spanish midfielder selected from the start in the club's win over Blackpool.
The 1-0 win was enough to take Derby to the top of the table, with striker Chris Martin scoring the only goal.
Happy to get my first start in the league..good win And performance from the boys..fans were class once again— Omar Mascarell (@Omascarell) October 21, 2014
Mascarell was impressive in central midfield, laying down a marker to retain his place in the side.
|Goals||Scoring Attempts||Assists||Key Passes||Passing Accuracy||Won Tackles||Interceptions||Mins Played|
The 21-year-old created a chance and won two tackles, completing a high ratio of his passes. His 116 touches of the ball was a team high, and far more than Blackpool's most touch-heavy player, David Perkins, managed with 59.
It was the fourth highest number of touched made by any player in a single game in the Championship this season, and second most of any midfielder.
|Craig Forsyth||DF||Derby||Derby vs Rotherham||131||90|
|Oliver Norwood||MF||Reading||Reading vs Fulham||120||90|
|Tim Hoogland||DF||Fulham||Ipswich vs Fulham||117||90|
|Omar Mascarell||MF||Derby||Blackpool vs Derby||116||90|
|George Saville||MF||Wolves||Blackpool vs Wolves||116||90|
His journey at Derby is only just getting started, and last night was an extremely positive sign of what could be to come between now and the remainder of the season.