Derby County fell victim to play-off heartbreak once again last season as their return to the top flight was agonisingly postponed for another year.
But with the experienced Nigel Pearson at the helm and a talented core of players, there will be plenty of optimism concerning the Rams’ chances of promotion next year.
Derby’s midfield is particularly impressive as the rest of the Championship gazes over to the iPro Stadium and the likes of Will Hughes, Tom Ince, Bradley Johnson, George Thorne et al with envious eyes.
But Pearson will be keen to recruit as well to bolster the Derby squad for the upcoming campaign and one option he could explore is the loan market.
Football league clubs and young players alike tend to be mutually benefited for their experience and it’s becoming a more popular route with England star Harry Kane having plied his trade on loan in the lower leagues, before breaking through at Tottenham.
Here are FIVE Manchester United youngsters that Derby could target this summer…….