- Harry Wilson is having a minor setback.
- Derby boss Frank Lampard doesn't think this is a big problem.
- He is thankful to all the loanees for what the give to the team.
- And he knows form is a permanent thing, not a reason to panic.
Harry Wilson joined Derby County on loan during Summer, his stay is expected to be until the end of the season.
Frank Lampard's team have clearly benefitted from young Liverpool talent, he is currently Derby's top-scorer. Harry made 33 appearances for the team and scored 12 goals.
But recently the youngster is facing tons of criticism as the last time he scored was 7 games ago.
Derby County's manager doesn't see a problem with the Liverpool player and other young loanees. When he was asked if they should play every game, he defended the boys:
"I don't think we should expect them to.
"Our loans have taken a lot of headlines this season, mostly for good reasons but when you break it down Harry is 21, he played half a season at Hull last season and played very well.
"Mason had never played a game in the English competitive leagues (before this season) and Tomori played 20 or so games at Hull last season.
"So when people talk about our loans, they are all young loans, and they have all been very impressive.
"We have to understand a big batch of games or an injury, or whatever, might see a slight drop, maybe, by their own standards. I am very level-headed about that.
"When I came here, I knew we needed an injection of energy in the team for the way I wanted to play. We had to look at younger loans, for the budget we had.
"As I said, they have been very impressive for us and we must take the rough with the smooth.
"I thank them for what they have given us so far, they are all great lads and form is temporary. They will all work out of it, if that is the case.
"Harry has certainly been one of our top performers this year."