Frank Lampard reacts to hearing Aston Villa's John Terry watched Derby County last night

Frank Lampard the head coach of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Derby County at The Hawthorns on October 24, 2018 in West Bromwich,...

Aston Villa take on Derby County in the Championship next month.

Frank Lampard the head coach of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Derby County at The Hawthorns on October 24, 2018 in West Bromwich,...

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has told the Birmingham Mail that he thinks John Terry was on a 'spying mission' watching his side on Wednesday night.

Lampard took his Rams side to The Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion, with many backing the Baggies to claim all three points thanks to their prolific attacking options.

Derby took the lead though, as Jack Marriott profited from poor defending to slot home the opener, before Tom Lawrence made it 2-0 with a powerful finish.

 

Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson added yet another screamer to his collection with Derby's third, and Scott Malone went on a run to score for 4-0, with Jay Rodriguez notching a consolation for West Brom.

It was another superb result for Lampard's Derby, and there was one notable spectator in the crowd, as John Terry was spotted at The Hawthorns for the game.

Terry, now a coach at Aston Villa, was a former England and Chelsea teammate of Lampard for many years, but the pair will now be going up against each other in the Championship.

Dean Smith manager and John Terry assistant manager of Aston Villa share a joke during a press conference at Villa Park Stadium on October 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Villa take on Derby early in November, and Terry was no doubt watching the Rams in order to compile notes for new Villa boss Dean Smith ahead of that game.

Lampard was asked about his former teammate being in the crowd, and has been quoted by the Birmingham Mail as saying that he thinks Terry was indeed on a spying mission, and believes Terry even sent Derby assistant Jody Morris a message to say he was coming to the game.

“I’m guessing (he was here for Villa),” said Lampard. “I think he sent Jody a message saying he’s here. Probably a spying mission, that’s his job now!” he added.

Frank Lampard and John Terry are seen during the FA Youth Cup Final, second leg between Chelsea and Mancherster City at Stamford Bridge on April 26, 2017 in London, England.

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch