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Derby County boss planning potential signings for the New Year

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that he could re-enter the market for new recruits when the transfer window reopens. The former Chelsea star was very active during the summer where he recruited a number of forward-minded players and the move has certainly paid dividends with the Rams making a quick start to the campaign.

Despite this, there have been the occasional flaws in the backline which have cost the club, and speaking in a press conference, Lampard confirmed that he may consider new signings based on the situation at the turn of the year, he said: “Yes, and the targets can change. It is very fluid. From week to week you can change. It is a considered effort from myself and from the club from above. We do things together. In the summer we worked very well together and going into January I think it will be the same. If there are targets, it will be minimal, it won't be lots. It will be targets I think can help the team and the squad.”

“Derby endured a mixed beginning to the current season under new boss Lampard and they found themselves in the bottom half of the standings after the first few matches. “However, they have since picked up a form and a run of just two defeats from 10 games has witnessed them jump into the final playoff position with a one-point “advantage over Nottingham Forest “.

Next up, the Rams have an away game against Sheffield Wednesday on the road and Lampard will be wary of the threat from the hosts, who could come up with a strong performance after going winless for five Championship matches. Derby, meanwhile, are also looking to return to winning ways after they suffered a rather disappointing 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa before the international break.