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Derby County recall Mason Bennett

9 April 2014

Derby County have recalled their teenage striker Mason Bennett from his loan spell at League 2 neighbours Chesterfield.

Bennett's one-month deal was set to expire after the Spireites' away fixture at Hartlepool on Saturday but his stay at the Proact Stadium has been brought to a premature end.

The 17-year-old was sent to Chesterfield in order to gain first-team experience and he made six appearances for Paul Cook's team, including an outing off the bench in their Johnstone's Paint Trophy final defeat to Peterborough at Wembley last month.

Bennett will now re-join Derby's squad for the final five games of the Sky Bet Championship season and add to head coach Steve McClaren's attacking options ahead of what looks likely to be a play-off campaign.

"I'd like to thank Steve McClaren for allowing Mason Bennett to spend time with us. Mason is a great lad with a bright future and we wish him well for the future," said Chesterfield boss Cook.

Bennett, who became Derby's youngest-ever player in October 2011 aged just 15 years and 99 days old, has played 14 times for the Rams this season and turned out on 31 occasions in total for the club, scoring twice.

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