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Scotland midfielder Craig Bryson believes Frank Lampard will succeed as Chelsea boss.
Lampard, in his first season in management, led Derby County to Wembley where his young side faced the heartbreak of losing the Championship play-off final to Aston Villa and Bryson played under Lampard last season at Derby.
“I don’t see how he won’t do well at Chelsea,” Bryson said, according to Daily Express. “I know people say he has not got any experience but it goes back to being a player, you need to get a chance somewhere.
“If you keep doing well then you will continue to progress. It might help him that they have that transfer ban.”
Bryson added: “I generally think he will do well. He is a down to earth guy, knows what he is talking about and he has a real presence about him that you notice every time he walks into the room.
“You can’t really argue with him because as a player he has operated at the highest level.
“I don’t know how many games he has played, goals he has scored and Champions League and England caps he has won but all I know is that it was great to play for him over the last year.”
The Blues go into the new season under a transfer ban but Bryson reckons that will be to the benefit of Chelsea’s rising stars.
Bryson added: “Frank knows a lot of the youngsters there, alongside Jody (Morris). “In his time at Derby he was never afraid to put young players in.”