On-loan Derby winger Harry Wilson is certainly living up to the expectations set of him this season under the guidance of Frank Lampard – and he will be keen to their promotion push this season.
Wilson has four goals already to his name this season, and will be keen to build on the goal he netted against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend where the Rams ran out 2-1 winners at Hillsborough.
But Lampard has opted to make a surprising selection call in recent weeks.
An injury to Craig Bryson meant that Wilson has been used in a more central role in recent weeks, a role in which he has thrived in for the Rams.
Lampard will be hoping that Wilson’s versatility can play a significant role in their promotion push ahead of the busy Christmas period which will play a big part in deciding Derby’s fate this season.
Speaking to the Derby Telegraph, Wilson admitted that he is happy to play wherever is needed, as long as he is getting regular game time.
“When I played there, I enjoyed it. I was back out wide on Saturday but as long as I’m in the team I’m happy to play anywhere.
“I spoke with the gaffer and we all know what a fantastic number eight he was. He’s not a bad person to learn from!”
The on-loan Welsh youngster also praised the influence that Lampard has had on his development in his breakthrough season in English football with the Rams.
“He gave me a few tips on how to play there and just told me to get on the ball as much as I can – and when we haven’t got the ball, try to get out and press.
“I tried to do that and if he needs me to play there again, I can do that.”
Derby travel to Stoke on Wednesday evening where they will be looking to strengthen their grip on their play-off place against Gary Rowett’s side.
Wilson has been a revelation for Derby this season and is one of the main reasons as to why the Rams are mounting a serious challenge for promotion.
He has shown that he can play either out wide or in the centre of midfield which could be key ahead of a hectic festive period which could potentially define their season.
Frank Lampard will be hoping to count on Wilson for the rest of the season as he looks to build on some impressive performances in his breakthrough season for the Rams.