Derby County star Jamie Hanson has taken to social networking site Twitter in order to share his delight at returning to action following a spell on the sidelines.
The 19-year-old midfielder came in to Paul Clement’s starting line-up in August against Charlton Athletic and Middlesbrough but suffered an injury in the latter, prompting a spell on the side-lines.
The club then went and bought Jacob Butterfield and Bradley Johnson on deadline day, pushing Hanson somewhat down the pecking order and blocking his path to a regular starting berth.
Still, the youngster remains upbeat and was more than happy to feature for the under-21 side on Monday, expressing his delight on Twitter as the Rams crushed opponents Fulham 3-0 at the iPro Stadium.
Nice to get 90 minutes under my belt, brilliant performance from the lads tonight— Jamie Hanson (@Jamie_Hanson4) September 28, 2015
With Will Hughes suffering a long-term injury on the opening day of the season, Rams owner Mel Morris pushed for new additions late in the transfer window and considerably bolstered Derby’s midfield.
George Thorne, Jeff Hendrick and Craig Bryson join Butterfield, Johnson and Hanson as fellow options – giving boss Paul Clement arguably the best set of midfielders outside the Premier League.
Still, despite the competition, Mel Morris has publicly stated his desire to see the academy players utilised on a regular basis and the club’s category one academy status can only benefit Hanson’s cause.