A large squad of Derby County players descended on Tenerife yesterday and look forward to a working week of training. The exercise is mainly concerned with getting the players in the right mindset and a little fitter for the coming season but is also a chance for manager Frank Lampard to get to know and gel with the whole squad.
"Everybody seems on top form and ready to work." ????
Frank Lampard caught up with RamsTV after #DCFC arrived in Tenerife… ????????
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) July 1, 2018
Key players were missing from the team that travelled to Spain, namely Matej Vydra and Chris Martin. Both players have been are thought to be transfer targets but the reason given by Frank Lampard was that both had small injuries and remained behind to try and clear those up with the medical team back at Moor Farm.
Vydra has been widely thought to be on his way to Leeds United for a fee said to be in the region of £11m, so his omission from the travelling Rams party does look significant. Chris Martin is also said to be wanted by former Rams boss SteveMcClaren, now in charge at Queens Park Rangers and may move to London in a £2m deal.