Derby County made it three Championship games without a win on Monday night, losing 1-0 to fierce rivals Nottingham Forest.
Yohan Beanalouane’s goal after just 74 seconds ensured a miserable night for the Rams.
Frank Lampard has plenty of work to do if he is to get the Rams’ season back on track, with the club in danger of missing out on the top-six.
Monday’s performance was abject at best.
In a Derby game where passion should come as a virtue, the Rams showed more after the full-time whistle and that must change.
Lampard must ring the changes for this weekend’s crunch trip to Aston Villa.
One man who should be fearful of his place is Jayden Bogle.
The defender has looked alright during the current campaign but of late has cost the Rams goals left, right and centre.
On Monday his poor clearance in the opening exchanges allowed Daryl Murphy to head into the path of Benalouane who edged Forest in front.
Derby have a very capable replacement within their ranks.
Andre Wisdom was signed in the summer of 2017 by ex-boss Gary Rowett but has fallen down the pecking order under Lampard.
His experience could prove vital for Derby’s run-in and the boss would be wise to make the change.
There is little doubt that Bogle will be a good player in the future and at 18, he still has learning to do.
With Derby’s season in danger of paling into insignificance, the time is now for Lampard to remove the youngster from the limelight.