Time for Doyle to blossom, says Rams boss
Rams boss Nigel Clough has urged American youngster Conor Doyle to make a massive impact at Pride Park this season.
The Under-23 international striker, who turns 21 in October, is now entering his third year with Derby.
Ankle and hamstring injuries restricted Doyle to just six outings last season, and Clough now wants the forward to make up for lost time.
"I think Conor has a big three or four months ahead of him," the Rams chief told the club's official website. "He has to try and make his mark in the first team.
"He's had to have some time to settle after coming over from America - and physically it's totally different for him - but just when we thought he'd caught up he suffered quite a few injuries last season.
"We've seen a lot of good things from Conor, especially in training, but it's time for him to take it out onto the pitch. This is the season where if he's going to do it, he's going to have to blossom."