Former Derby County striker Grzegorz Rasiak is confident the club are heading in the right direction.
Rasiak, 35, visited the Midlands club to talk about the past, the present and what the future holds for his former side.
Talking to the Derby Telegraph, Rasiak said, ‘There’s a good feeling at the club – talented players, a great manager – and so I hope that Derby have a great season.’
The Polish international went on to recall the young players of the 2004-05 team, the likes of Tom Huddlestone, Lee Grant and Marcus Tudgay, and said, ‘We had a really, really great squad at that time. Unfortunately, we lost players after that and I was one of the players sold.’
Rasiak was sold to Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, and later moved onto Southampton, Bolton Wanderers, Watford and Reading.
He scored 19 goals in 45 appearances in his two years with the Rams following his move from Polish side Dyskobolia Grodzisk.
Rasiak has fond memories of his time with his first English club. ‘Ten years ago I signed and I moved to the UK and had a fantastic time at the club, I have had a few moves but Derby was really special because the fans really supported me during my time here.’
The Polish striker is now exploring a new role where he is helping young Polish players make a successful career in England.