Despite a slow start to the new season, Derby County’s form has picked up, giving them a solid start to the new campaign.
Frank Lampard’s men won their opening game of the season against Reading before back-to-back defeats stalled their start to the year.
But since the defeat to Millwall on match-day three, the Rams have made it three wins on the spin.
Defeating each of Ipswich Town, Preston Northern and Hull City, Derby sit fourth on 12 points, just two off league leaders Leeds.
From what looked like it was going to be a tough start for the Pride Park side, now turns out to have been a decent one.
The international break comes at the wrong time for Lampard who would have been hoping for a game on Tuesday to carry on the momentum.
There has been a lot learnt and a fair bit that still needs to be figured out by the inexperienced Derby boss once the league starts up again in two weeks’ time.
With that said, here are three things Lampard will have learned about his Rams side so far this season.