Derby County have had a somewhat uplifting period of late and with just nine games of the season left to play, the Rams find themselves just five points off the play-off places.
One player who has had somewhat of a controversial season is midfielder Tom Lawrence, and despite off-the-field problems, the Welshman has still been able to find the back of the net nine times in the current campaign.
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Poor disciplinary record
For an attacking-midfielder the Welsh international has a very poor disciplinary record and it’s never a surprise to see the player pick up a yellow card in a Championship fixture. The 26-year-old has a staggering 11 yellow cards this season, which is the joint-highest in the league through the current campaign.
In previous seasons he’s picked up around six bookings, and never seems far away from a crunching challenge despite being known for his ability in the forward areas of the pitch, perhaps this poor discipline sometimes adds an edge to his game which is always much needed for attackers.
Came through at Manchester United
Lawrence was at the Red Devils from the age of just eight and was a key player for many of the youth sides at Manchester United as he learnt his trade at one of the biggest clubs in the world. He even managed to earn an appearance for the side as he started in a victory over Hull City as they won 3-1 at Old Trafford.
He was loaned out to sides such as Yeovil Town and Carlisle United, but his stock didn’t rise enough for the player to be kept at Manchester United for the future and he went on to join Leicester City in a bid to play more games to continue his development.