Derby County manager Frank Lampard has been discussing his transfer window plans for January. The Rams won’t be bringing in many numbers, but it certainly seems that there will be some new arrivals.

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has said that it is highly likely they will be bringing in new players, but there will not be many signings in the January transfer window.

After the departure of Gary Rowett, Lampard brought in nine new players, and many of them have been successful since joining The Rams. Jack Marriott has proved himself as a predator in front of goal, while loan stars Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount and Harry Wilson have all been crucial in helping Lampard build a side capable of fighting for promotion.

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However, long term injuries to Craig Forsyth and Curtis Davies mean that Lampard may delve into the transfer market to look for defensive reinforcements in the absence of two of their experienced men.

“If it’s going to be something in January, it will be small, in terms of numbers. We haven’t got loads to play with, but it’s not a problem for me. I’m pleased with what I’ve got,” Lampard told the Derby Telegraph.

“It’s just something we’ll have to look at if the squad is a bit unbalanced in certain areas, and we’ve had a few big injuries that might make it that way.”

When asked if he will be looking to make loan or permanent signings, Lampard added:

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“It’s a conversation for me to have with the board, because we don’t have the funds of other teams in the Championship. That’s obvious.

“We didn’t have them in the summer. We had to sell Matej Vydra to bring in players and to change the age of the squad.

“We had the oldest squad in all the leagues last year, and that was a fact I felt had to be addressed. We did that.”


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