Derby County’s struggles to crack the Championship play-offs are well-known by now and Frank Lampard is ultimately at the helm in order to get his charges into the Premier League.
But the fear that the Rams will slip away is beginning to creep in once more, especially in the wake of a 1-0 defeat against their fierce rivals Nottingham Forest at the City Ground last night.
Yohan Benalouane’s second minute goal condemned Derby to their second straight 1-0 loss – following the home reverse to Millwall last week – and they are now outside the play-off spots.
A failure to score goals will always get the fans twitchy and Lampard’s preferred passing game failed to break down Forest last night.
The job Lampard has done this season has been impressive already but he will ultimately be judged on whether he gets Derby into the top flight once more.
Another play-off failure would frustrate the fans who have seen their team slip away at the last one numerous occasions.
They are hoping Lampard can reverse that trend but want him to shake up his passing game in order to add more of a goal threat to the Rams’ frontline…
Lampards tactics need to change asap.
This tapping it around the back and stopping at the half way line is getting us nowhere.
Absolutely clueless going forward
— Al (@aadcfc84) February 25, 2019
😴😴😴 1 goal in 3 games. Keogh and Tomori only players to touch the ball for large parts of the game. Not working needs to change
— Ryan (@ryancazo3) February 25, 2019
No guts , no spine! Total lack of creativity , we wouldn’t of scored tonight if we played another 90 minutes . Only Holmes turned up tonight , total 🐶💩😡
— stephen smart (@smartypants1974) February 25, 2019
Not good enough by a long, long way.
— Andy Elliott (@tedmac7275) February 25, 2019
When are we allowed to start questioning Lampard?
— Alfie Patterson (@alfie_patto) February 25, 2019
Yeah, been bad for a while but cause his name is Frank Lampard people are scared to critisize him
— Conor [Dm me for a layout] (@_FtblConor) February 26, 2019
— SuperFrank🐏 (@DCFCtalk) February 25, 2019
— MJR (@MJRose_) February 25, 2019
— Thomas Yeowart (@thomasyeowart) February 25, 2019