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Derby County striker Mason Bennett targets games after returning from Chesterfield loan stint

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 12, 2014

GAME TIME . . . Mason Bennett is hoping to play a part in Derby County's remaining games

GAME TIME . . . Mason Bennett is hoping to play a part in Derby County's remaining games

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YOUNG striker Mason Bennett is hoping to play a part in Derby County’s promotion chase.

The 17-year-old is back from his loan spell at League Two club Chesterfield after making six appearances, one of them a start.

Now he is eyeing some involvement in Derby’s final five games.

Bennett said: “I’ve got mixed emotions about coming back as I want to help Chesterfield get promoted – and hopefully win the title, but Derby are my club and they want me back there to help with their promotion (challenge).

“It’s a long season and everyone has a part to play, so hopefully I will get chances.

“I hope I do because we are going into such an exciting stage of the season.”

Bennett (pictured right) has made 14 appearances for Derby this season with 13 of those from the bench.

His last was as a substitute in the home defeat against Millwall in March. He was sent out on loan to gain more first-team football.

“It has been a good experience for him,” said head coach Steve McClaren. “It is important for young players to get out and play. I don’t think he has played enough, but enough to make it a good experience.

“He has come back refreshed and he will be valuable for us in the run-in.”

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