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Chelsea loanee Mount hopeful he can emulate Lampard goalscoring heroics

Chelsea loanee Mason Mount says he wants to emulate club legend Frank Lampard as a goalscoring midfielder.

Lampard, who currently manages Mount at Derby County, was renowned for his knack of scoring goals from midfield.

Asked if he saw himself emulating Lampard and former England captain Steven Gerrard, Mount replied: "That is the goal. That is where I want to end up.

"I got 14 last season in the Dutch league and started off with four this season so I just want to keep working hard in that part of my game - score goals and continue to be a threat going forward.

"There were options in Germany or I could have gone back to Holland but I think, for me, I went away and wanted to come back and show what I can do.

"I wanted to test myself in the Championship. People say it is one of the toughest leagues in the world and you are playing so much, I just wanted to test myself."

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