Derby coach reveals Omar Mascarell's stunning first impression

Derby County Huddle

Derby County coach Paul Simpson has hailed the talent of Omar Mascarell.

Derby County coach Paul Simpson has been discussing the talents of loan star Omar Mascarell.

The Real Madrid teenager has broken into the side of late, and provided an assist in the 5-0 win over Wolves.

Simpson has told Derby's website about the instant impression Mascarell made when he joined the club.

“We all know he is a good player, from his first training session we knew what he was about. 

“He fired three free-kicks into the top corner in a row and we thought ‘we’ve got a player here."

Derby have one of the poorest free-kick records in the Championship this season, only landing one effort on target.

  Free Kicks GoalsFree Kicks On Target
Watford 4 4
Blackburn 2 3
Sheff Wed 2 3
Wolves 2 2
Brighton 1 3
Fulham 1 3
Derby 0 1

As Mascarell grows in confidence, it will soon be time for him to start putting his talents to greater use.

He is getting time on the ball and growing in stature, as it was from a set piece that he set up a goal in the win over Wolves before the international break.

Simpson added: "I thought Omar was absolutely outstanding against Wolves. 

“Not only was his football work very good, but he made a number of challenges when the ball went into Wolves’ attacking players."


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