The Rams stopped training while police carried out their checks on Thursday
Derby County’s preparations for Friday night’s Championship showdown with Leeds United were disrupted by a suspected spy.
Police attended County’s training ground on Thursday after a man was seen at the perimeter fence of the Moor Farm complex.
The suspect was reportedly in possession of a pair of binoculars, pliers and a change of clothes.
Frank Lampard’s training session had to be stopped while police carried out their checks.
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The incident occurred on the eve of Derby’s clash against Championship leaders Leeds, with the two promotion rivals facing off on Friday night LIVE on talkSPORT 2.
Derbyshire’s police force tweeted to say they had located and removed the man amid suspicion he was attempting to spy on the Premier League hopefuls’ squad.
The tweet from the Derby Response Unit of Derbyshire Constabulary read: “Officers have just attended the Training Ground for @dcfcofficial after a suspicious male was seen at the perimeter fence.
“Excellent searching conducted and male was located. All checks above board!
“Keeping the team safe to bring home a win against #LUFC on 11th! #SpyingIsCheating.”