Leicester City summer signing has not had the impact he hoped for so far at the club but showed promising signs last night.
He gave an opportunity to rarely sighted summer signing Bartosz Kapustka, who had impressed at Euro 2016 with Poland.
Leicester City's Bartosz Kapustka in action with Derby's Julien de Sart
The 20-year-old is an emerging talent but has so far found it tough to crack the Leicester first team, failing to make a Premier League start.
Last night was a big opportunity for him and he looked bright against Derby, playing for 80 minutes before being withdrawn for last season's player of the year Riyad Mahrez, who has recently returned from the African Nations Cup.
Kapustka was involved in the link up play for Leicester's goal, which was scored by midfield teammate Andy King.
Leicester City's Bartosz Kapustka in action with Derby's Max Lowe
The Pole was playing in a central attacking role behind striker Ahmed Musa, who struggled due to his height with the long balls played up to him.
It was not a statement game from Kapustka, who had 47 touches and failed to record a shot on target, but he did show promise and a willingness to get stuck in, making two intercpetions.
It was enough to suggest he deserves further opportunities to show what he can do between now and the end of the season, with the Foxes battling against relegation.
Here is a look at how Leicester fans reacted on Twitter to his performance...
Impressed with Kapustka so far, no idea why it's taken so long to get him featuring #LCFC— Jack Colegrove (@JackColegrove) February 8, 2017
So… what is it Ranieri doesn’t see in Kapustka? Looks a tidy player to me. Should be in over Marc Not-so-bright’on IMO. #LCFC— WHAT THE FOX (@WTFox1884) February 8, 2017
Like Kapustka. Can see why he's not 'ready', physically. But looks decent technically..— LCFC. (@LCFC_1884x) February 8, 2017
Kapustka should get more game time imo— bluefox_lcfc (@BlueFox_LCFC) February 8, 2017