Andreas Weimann's superb form suggests Derby County may regret selling him to Bristol City

Andreas Weimann of Derby County shows his frustration during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Sunderland at iPro Stadium on March 30, 2018 in Derby, England.

Andreas Weimann has been excellent for Bristol City since his transfer from Derby County.

Andreas Weimann of Derby County celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Derby County at St Andrews (stadium) on January 13, 2018 in...

Andreas Weimann’s early season form for Bristol City suggests Derby County may made a blunder by selling him to their Championship rivals this summer without giving him the opportunity to work with new manager Frank Lampard.

The former Aston Villa man has been a real hit for the Robins since his reported £2 million move (Daily Star) from Derby County this summer, scoring an impressive five goals in his opening five Championship matches.

Ironically, Weimann has already scored the same amount of goals for Bristol City this term as he managed for Derby in 40 league games last season - but the biggest difference is where he is now being played.

Weimann has on several occasions claimed his best position is at centre-forward, yet Derby persistently played him in a wide role, while Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has played him down the middle.

Derby County splashed out around £8 million bringing strikers Martyn Waghorn (Daily Mail) and Jack Marriott (Sky sports) to Pride Park, yet both have yet to make an impression - as David Nugent has so far gotten the nod upfront.

Frank Lampard manager of Derby County celebrates the win after the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Preston North End at Pride Park Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Derby,...

With Weimann is such impressive form - not only scoring goals but also topping the Championship charts in terms of shots per game - it begs the question why Derby failed to spot the player’s talent as a number 9.

27th July 2018, Ashton Gate, Bristol, England; Pre Season football friendly, Bristol City versus AFC Bournemouth; Andreas Weimann of Bristol City saves the ball from going out on the...

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