Derby County Have To Stop Training Session After Man Is Caught Spying

Derby County have had to cancel their final training session ahead of Friday's Championship game against Leeds United after a man was caught 'spying' on the Rams putting the final touches to their preparation.

Sport these days is all about trying to find that slight edge on your competitors. In this world of high technology for pretty much everyone it's about having something that keeps you ahead, no matter by how little.

Even wanting to find out about your opponent is easier than it used to be, there's 1000s of YouTube videos for pretty much every footballer around so finding out what they're going to do isn't too difficult.

So what do you do when you've watched all the videos online? Obviously you send a spy to watch your opponents train on a Thursday afternoon.

Okay I'm not actually saying Leeds United sent a spy to watch Derby County's training session on Thursday ahead of the two sides meeting but a man was caught spying.

The Rams had to cancel the session as a man was spotted on the perimeter of the training ground with police called to the scene before catching the man.

According to the Daily Mail the man had a pair of pliers, a spare set of clothes and a pair of binoculars with him when he was found.

Officers were called in case the man was there for anything more sinister but it seems, unless he was planning on throwing clothes at someone, he was just there to take in training.

Lampard wouldn't have been happy to cancel training. Image: PA Images
Lampard wouldn't have been happy to cancel training. Image: PA Images

Frank Lampard's Derby, as they have to be called these days, travel to Leeds tonight to face the top of the table side.

Derby are in the play off places in sixth at the moment, still only eight points off Leeds.

If Marcelo Bielsa's side suddenly know everything Derby are about to do then you'll know why, espionage.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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