With the signing complete, Malone could be in line to make his debut for the Rams when they host Leeds United on Saturday evening and after a late winning goal in their opening game against Reading, Lampard will be hoping his side can carry their winning momentum into their second game.
"This is my first job as a manager, but I've worked closely with some of the best coaches in the game and I'm confident in my own abilities and those of the team around me, including the board", he told Derby's official website.
Leeds got back in front through Kemar Roofer, scoring a looping header not all that dissimilar to Lawrence's winning goal for Derby last weekend.
And instead it was Derby who were able to level matters in the 12th minute after Liam Cooper fouled Lawrence on the edge of the box.
Dishing out a 4-1 win tonight, Leeds were relentless. Carson was called into action to deny Roofe at point blank range with Tomori making a last-ditch block to deny Ayling on the rebound.
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Derby looked to rally with new recruit Martyn Waghorn looking a threat but Leeds continued to prove menacing and two more flowing attacks led by Hernandez threatened to bring United a third with Joe Ledley and Richard Keogh also booked for hacking down the unplayable Saiz.
Roofe slammed the ball high past Carson to register his second of the game.
A brace from Kemar Roofe and the final blow from Ezgjan Alioski condemned the Rams to defeat in their first home game of the new season.
Last week it was Gary Rowett's Stoke, on Saturday Frank Lampard's Derby.
If changes need to be made then Bielsa has options on the bench, including Patrick Bamford and Pontus Jansson. Subs not used: Roos, Forsyth, Pearce, Marriott.