Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, currently on loan at Championship side Derby County, scored a hat-trick in Derby’s 4-0 win over Bolton on Saturday.
Mount has now scored four goals in four games and provided two assists since returning from an injury that kept him out for two months.
Derby boss Frank Lampard revealed after Derby’s win over Bolton that he wants more from Mount.
“It was a really good hat-trick for Mason,” Lampard said, according to Rams TV.
“He had a couple more opportunities but I loved the first goal. That’s what he started to do midway through the first half, he started to turn, play and run on people and he is hard to deal with when he does that.
“He was very effective, it’s great for his confidence to score three and we need more from him now.”
Mount has now scored 10 goals this season for Derby and Lampard believes life in the Championship has made Mason Mount a better player.
Lampard said: “He did well in Holland last year, but it’s not the competitive nature of the Championship I believe.
“I think he has developed here this season and there will be some testers for him. The game at Blackburn in midweek was physical, it was a test and it won’t always be easy to show the attributes he did today.
“He has to take the rough with the smooth, but I believe he has improved and I also believe there is a lot more to come from him.
“When we had a little break in play I said to him he needs to start turning and facing people up, because people will struggle to deal with his quality, his quick feet, his awareness to play the ball around corners and that’s exactly what he did.
“Mason missed two months of the season and that shows he’s a boy that’s going to score goals and that’s important for us. We haven’t got the centre-forward that’s scoring 25 goals, so we have to contribute from other areas.”