Derby County manager Frank Lampard will be fully focused on the small matter of the Championship play-off final, when the Rams face Aston Villa at Wembley on Bank Holiday Monday.
Despite this obvious distraction, Lampard has got half an eye on the future, with a move for Rotherham United midfielder Will Vaulks on the cards according to TEAMtalk, amidst speculation that a host of clubs are queuing up to sign the 25-year-old who has just been relegated with the Millers.
So would Vaulks get into the Rams current starting XI?
“He would if they don’t go up.
“With the likes of Mason Mount likely to leave a big gap in that midfield, somebody will need to come in and fill it.
“As good as Derby have been this season that midfield area has been a constant problem for Lampard but Vaulks could be the solution.”
“Not with the quality Derby currently have in there, but next season could be a different ball game.
“If they’re in the Premier League, Vaulks isn’t good enough for the XI, but in the Championship, he’d have every chance of getting regular games.
“In many ways, it is a question that needs to be answered after Monday.”
“I think he would have a good chance of doing so if Derby don’t go up.
“There will likely be a wide change of personnel if this is the case, which could mean the club starts next season on a blank slate.
“However, I think he would be a squad player at best if the Rams do seal promotion.”