Derby County have a big period of football ahead of them, with the Rams in contention for the play-offs and a Premier League return.
Gary Rowett’s side have been in contention for much of the season, and although their form over recent months hasn’t been consistent, they’ve hung on and are still hoping for a Premier League return.
The Rams have been impressive on the whole this season, but there is little doubt that the squad Rowett has will need work in the summer.
A lot of Derby’s players are the wrong side of 30 and Rowett will be hoping to lower the average age of the group he has at the Pride Park Stadium.
One player who has been a regular in midfield for Derby this season is Tom Huddlestone, who Rowett brought to the club last summer.
The midfielder will be 32 in December and is certainly entering the latter stage of an impressive career.
With that in mind, we take a look at FOUR players we believe could be an upgrade on Huddlestone…