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FA to investigate allegations Leeds sent 'spy' to Derby training

FA to investigate allegations Leeds sent 'spy' to Derby training

"No arrests were made and the man was sent on his way".

The FA is now also preparing to look into the matter. "It doesn't matter if this is legal or illegal, right or wrong. for me it's enough that Frank Lampard and Derby County were unhappy, to show that I didn't behave well".

'Well that's good. I spoke to him yesterday afternoon myself and he did the same to me so I'm pleased he's gone again and said that.

"It has since been confirmed to Derby County that the individual concerned is an employee of the footballing staff at Leeds United Football Club".

"I'm the only one responsible for it, I didn't ask Leeds for permission to do that".

The tie takes place at Elland Road with kick-off set for 7.45pm, live on Sky Sports Football.

"I have a different point of view but the important thing is what Frank Lampard and Derby County think".

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Derby are now in sixth position, while Leeds are league leaders just eight points ahead.

"The man responsible for this incident was me".

"Without trying to find a justification, I have been using this kind of practice since the qualifiers for the World Cup with Argentina. For some people it's the wrong thing to do and for other's it's not the wrong thing to do". "For some people it is the wrong thing, for others it's not".

"We had somebody the day before our first game against them which we lost 4-1", Lampard said. "I think it makes it easier to deal with because at least, on a sportsmans" level, it's bad in my opinion.

"If we're going to start talking about "culturally, I did it somewhere else" - that doesn't work for me". It has disrupted our build-up for this game. The man was asked to leave but it wasn't followed up like it was this time'.

"So I think you look at all three of those games and you think, we can go away from home and play well and almost get a result against Chelsea and obviously win the other two games". Police had to come to the training ground, so that was disruptive.

'Because if preparation and tactics are not part of the game, and not so sacred that you can work in your own training ground, then I think they're lucky managers because they must be'. We were training on team tactics, shape, personnel and the fact that Harry Wilson wasn't training.