The Scotland international has endured a difficult campaign, with injury restricting his chances at the iPro Stadium.
However, the 29-year-old has now started in the Rams’ last three matches and he is determined to keep his place for the rest of the season.
"I am just delighted to be back on the pitch and hoping to play my part this season to help the club get to where it wants to be," he said.
"The longer I was out the more desire I had to get back playing for Derby.
"I am on 192 games for the club and hopefully I can reach the 200 mark this season.
"The gaffer [Darren Wassall] has been great since he has come in and I just want to be a part of it.”
Bryson first picked up a knee injury against Bolton Wanderers on the opening day of the season, and he was ruled out for far longer than initial estimates suggested.
Bryson was expected to make a swift return to fitness, but he kept suffering set backs during his recovery.
The midfielder’s form has certainly been affected by his struggles to stay off the treatment table, and he has not been at the top of his game.
Bryson has scored just once in 14 appearances this season, but he will be hoping to help his side over the line as they aim for promotion.
The Rams currently occupy the play off spots - with their next match coming against Cardiff City after the international break.