Derby boss Frank Lampard buzzing after debut win


"I made a decision to put something back into the community", Morris added.

"That's competitive games where there's three points to play for every week, not no points as we've had in the past few weeks". "We are both the same".

The former England teammates were hired in the hope that they would breathe fresh life into their stagnant clubs.

"I want them to be aggressive, I want them to play good football, fast football, I don't mean lovely tiki-taka football, but I want there to be an energy in the team, where they play and excite the fans".

For both Lampard and Gerrard, it has been something of an ice-water immersion, and that is particularly the case for the former, who was drawn back to the struggle of it all aged 40 after an 18-month break following his retirement as a player.

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"Myself and Steven were talking about that a year ago when we were working on BT". It draws you back in.

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"We are all asking questions, me more than anyone".

"But we all know that once things get started, it's going to be all about results and that will be the important thing. I was convinced by the strength of Leeds United as a club and an institution", he said.

"But to be honest, I haven't had the time". If a situation arose, I wouldn't hesitate to use them, but I'm busy and I'm learning on my feet'.

We've had two seasons where we haven't got the best out of our players - particularly the academy. Morris has said promotion isn't "make or break" but recent history suggests it has been.

The match was Derby's first under the tenure of England and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, who has a long, gruelling campaign ahead of him in the second-tier - which at times will feel a long way off the Premier League comforts he enjoyed as a player. I might have a tiny honeymoon period because it's my first job, but I'm not the first or the last one to have done that.

"I'll take it day by day really, like every other new mum". We're trying to build something.