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Frank Lampard’s appointment by Derby County was a little out of the blue, yet the former Chelsea man has done relatively well at the club. They sit in sixth place and while the Rams haven’t won a single game in their last five matches, overall, they have been on the up.

At the moment, they are the favourites to cling on to that final promotion play-off spot, but they are in the final leg of the season. This is where things will get tougher and not adding a left-back (38-year-old Ashley Cole is too old to be a long-term option) will hurt the promotion hopefuls.

Efe Ambrose did arrive, but barring that the club made no other improvements despite the fact that they needed a few. All but four defenders are 30 or older, their midfield is filled with loanees, and only their front-line looks relatively decent.

The summer window will be their saviour and Lampard needs to make sure he targets players who can make a difference. That being said, one man who can do that is Ligue 1 starlet Yoël Armougom.

The 20-year-old has made quite an impact in his first full season with the club, making 21 appearances in the Ligue 1 for SM Caen. What should attract Derby County to him, baring the fact that he’s younger than all their current left-back options, is the fact that Armougom is a workaholic.

Not only does he work hard but his hard work pays off more often than

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