CLASSY WILL CAN MAKE GOOD TIMES ROLL

The Football League Paper - - CHRIS DUNLAVY -

PRE­CIOUS few play­ers bounce seam­lessly back from a se­ri­ous in­jury. Even wun­derkinds like Will Hughes. In the nine months since his re­turn from a rup­tured cru­ci­ate, the 21-year-old has rarely played with the fear­less swag­ger and poise that won 17 Un­der-21 caps and brought scouts flock­ing to Pride Park. Con­fi­dent, fit and plugged into a sys­tem that suits, the mid­fielder can run a game. Last week’s classy dis­play against Read­ing – cou­pled with a ter­rific strike (pic­tured right) – sug­gested the Hughes of old is fi­nally inch­ing back.

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