Derby County’s assistant manager Jody Morris has taken a swipe at critics of the club and Frank Lampard after his side’s loss in the Championship play-off final on Monday.
Posting on Twitter, the former Chelsea youth team coach sarcastically commented on ‘experts’ judging his side after their season drew to a disappointing climax against Aston Villa.
He wrote: “Good time to read and listen to so called experts on our season and our gaffa…Noted!!????”
Anwar El Ghazi gave Dean Smith’s side the lead just before half-time on Monday after Ahmed El Mohamady’s cross ricocheted kindly off his back.
And it was 2-0 just ten minutes into the second half when Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos came unconvincingly for the ball and John McGinn capitalised, heading home a second.
Derby threatened a come back late on when a good turn and shot from substitute Jack Marriott flicked off the foot of Martyn Waghorn but it was not enough.
On the one hand, it is probably harsh to critique the pair too much following the defeat after leading what has been an impressive first season.
But also, some big mistakes were made in terms of selection choices at Wembley which should be criticised just as much as they would be for any manager.
Lampard and Morris will no doubt be better off having made those mistakes but it is only right that they are criticised for their mistakes.