Derby County manager Frank Lampard has revealed that star attacker Harry Wilson missed Friday night’s clash with Leeds United due to a thigh strain and remains a doubt for Southampton in midweek.
The Rams were outclassed by Leeds in a 2-0 defeat at Elland Road, having to make do without the nine-goal Liverpool loanee and may well have to make do without him for the FA Cup replay against the Saints as well.
The home side could have had a penalty just seconds into the game on Friday night when Ezgjan Alioski was bundled over by Andre Wisdom in the Derby area but the linesman had, incorrectly, judged the Leeds left-back to be offside.
Kemar Roofe gave Leeds the lead in the 20th minute, however, tapping home after some brilliant work from winger Jack Clarke following a poor Scott Carson punch.
It was 2-0 just two minutes into the second half as Carson once again failed to deal with a cross, clawing it to Alioski who squared for Jack Harrison to tap home and make it 2-0, killing the game off in the process.
Losing Wilson for this clash was a blow but I fail to see how his presence would have made any difference.
Leeds absolutely dominated the match and their intensity completely eliminated any attacking threat from the Rams’ game.
Yes, he may have scored a screamer from nowhere, but it is ultimately unlikely.