Derby County: Leeds United contacted over training ground 'spy'

Ruben Hill
January 11, 2019

Derby County on Friday said that the man spotted acting suspicious outside of the club's training ground on Thursday, and whose presence prompted the club to contact police, is a member of staff at Leeds United.

A man was found at the perimeter fence of Moor Farm and was spoken to.

Derby County were forced to stop a crucial training session ahead of their clash with Leeds United due to a man spying on their preparations.

The statement added: "Officers conducted routine checks which were all above board".

The sixth-placed Rams visit the Championship leaders on Friday.

Frank Lampard is reported to have stopped training on Thursday morning after it emerged a man in plain clothes was watching the session.

Derby County have confirmed that police were contacted after a employee of Leeds United was caught "acting suspiciously" outside of their training ground.

Derbyshire Police took to Twitter to confirm the incident, saying that no damage was done and no arrests were made.

An investigation has been launched to determine whether the man was trying to garner information for Leeds or works for the club.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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