Eric Black believes it’s never easy for a team, which is relegated from the top tier, to come back into it straightaway.
Black believes a lot changes for a team when it goes from the Premiership to the Championship. First of all, it has more number of matches to play and thus, at times, the players can feel they are not having enough gaps between the matches to recover. You would need more physical and mental strength than what you probably needed in top tier.
The 34 year old left-back Stephen Warnock joined Derby County back on January of 2015 and even though it has been only around a little more than a year since he has been performing with the Championship League club, it seems like Warnock is not going to be playing an important role for Derby County on a long term basis as his contract expires in the summer and his contract with the English club is not expected to be extended any further.
It’s been a little over 1 year since Stephen Warnock has joined Derby County and the veteran player is a consistent starter for the English club.
Warnock has recently talked about his experience and how it has been like to join the Championship League club as he said that Derby County has rebuilt his career.
"I had a difficult time at Villa when Gerard Houllier came in. I thought I was playing well at the time but all of a sudden I was left out of the squad and things took a bit of a slump.
+Derby County have been flying high in the Championship and this provides defender Stephen Warnock with a great opportunity to return to the Premier League.
The former Blackburn Rovers defender has not been seen in the top division for the last few years. Regarded as one of the finest attacking left backs, he has found it difficult to find top clubs interested in his services especially after the failed to spell at Liverpool. He came through the ranks at the Merseyside club before joining and playing for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa.
Nicky Shorey has heaped praise on his former manager Alan Pardew saying that the 54-year old has the amazing ability to motivate the youngsters and make them take big strides in their career.
Pardew has turned the corner at Crystal Palace magically since taking over there at the start of this year.
At that point of time, Palace was sinking deep and it was almost looking certain that they were going to finish in the demotion zone, but, Pardew came in and just changed the fortunes of the team.
Former Liverpool winger Stewart Downing says that the club should have given more time for legend Kenny Dalglish, who spent a couple of years as the manager upon his return to the hot seat.
Daniel Agger has been with his hometown club for the last 12 months and he has seen sufficient improvement in Brøndby to suggest that the club will be near the top of the table in the upcoming campaign.
The Danish club have been disadvantage of being involved in the Europa League from as early as in the first week of July. Since last season, the Danish league has been stripped of the automatic Champions League spots due to the low coefficients. Even title winners Midtjylland will have to go through the qualifying phase in order to reach the group stages.
It’s been over 7 years since Derby County competed in the Premier League as the English club was relegated from the top tier league during the 2007-08 season after finishing at the bottom of the league during that season.
Derby County recorded one of the worst Premier League campaigns in the history of the league as they only managed to secure 1 victory in the 2007-08 season and were relegated after only being able to snatch 11 points in 38 matches.
County is currently competing in the English League Championship but Stephen Warnock is hoping that things can change this time around.
Derby County manager Steve McClaren has revealed that the players and the club need to take heart in order to recover the form that made them title favourites only a few weeks ago.
Now, the club has won three matches and has suffered two defeats and a draw during this run. It is threatening to put them back into the play-off places. It would be a major downer for the club after they had done extremely well to lead the table for a few weeks. The poor form in recent weeks has followed the likes of Bournemouth and Watford to close the gap on the table leaders.
The injury that Steve Sidwell sustained versus the Reds yesterday has put him out of contention for the remaining matches of this year.
Although, the injury is not that serious, still, it would take Sidwell almost a month to recover.
Seeing Sidwell’s anguish, people initially thought it was a major blow, but, the veteran playmaker made his way out of the ground without the help of a stretcher.
Mark Hughes also told the media persons later on that Sidwell is not in as poor a condition as he looked to be in first up.