Speaking to the official Derby County website, Derby County manager Frank Lampard insists he is ‘pleased’ with their start to the season. However, the rookie boss says that he ‘always wants more’, and is targeting even more improvement once the international break is over with.

Lampard is in his first managerial job since ending his playing career, and cutting short his time in the media. He endured defeat in two of his first three Sky Bet Championship games, but they have responded with three on the bounce. The Chelsea legend says that his Derby squad can perform even better, and expects them to do so.

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The Rams sit fourth in the table, inside the play-off positions six games in. They travel to Rotherham United a week on Saturday. The 40-year-old expressed how content he was at what he and his players have achieved to date,

“There are positive signs. I’m happy with the start but I always want more, however you can’t always have that.

“I didn’t know what to imagine because it’s new for me, but I know football, I know a training ground, I know a club like this, I know what the fans want and expect and there have been a lot of surprises for me, but in a good way.

“I can be overall pleased with the start. I think the work ethic of the whole club from top to bottom, the moves we have made trying to bring players in, the application of the squad, the backroom staff, not just my staff but the whole club, have really impressed me so that gives us a good base.

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“Success in the future is what we are working towards and this is just the start.”

The ex-England international also praised the impact the supporters have had on the team. He also acknowledged that he has already built a ‘nice bond’ during his short time in Derbyshire.

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