Sky Sports pundit Stephen Warnock believes Leeds United have landed themselves a big coup after completing the signing of Kiko Casilla on a free transfer from Real Madrid. The 32-year-old has been a proven winner with Los Blancos in recent seasons and Warnock feels the shot-stopper could make the underlining difference in Leeds’ promotion push under Marcelo Bielsa.
Speaking to Football League World, he said: “He’s one of those where pedigree is good, the club he’s coming in from is very good,” Warnock told Football League World. He (Bielsa) obviously feels he needs a goalkeeper to get him over the line and he probably feels that this is the signing that helps Leeds over the line. It’s a big signing for them, I think he’s signed a four-and-a-half year deal, so it shows their intent to him. I think it’s a good signing for both parties.”
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Stephen Warnock says Manchester City’s in-form winger Leroy Sane is “the closest thing to Ryan Giggs in years”.
Leroy Sane impressed in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat of Bournemouth and scored his sixth goal of the season during Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Watford.
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Sky Sports pundit Stephen Warnock has placed a huge compliment on Leroy Sane by comparing the German attacker with Premier League and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The Germany international endured a tough start to the top-flight season with Manchester City but he has sorted himself over the past few months where he has contributed six goals and six assists from just seven league starts.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, Warnock has praised the qualities of Sane and believes the German would be the closest that can be compared to Giggs, he said: “Leroy Sane is the closest thing we’ve seen to Ryan Giggs in years. His ability to glide past players makes it look effortless. But what I like about the two wingers is when the ball’s on the opposite side as we saw last night with Sane’s goal and with [Riyad] Mahrez’s goal later on is that they become a second striker when the ball’s on the opposite side of the pitch and it’s something that Pep’s making sure that they do. It’s getting men in the box, it’s getting people in the right areas and that’s why they’re scoring so many goals.”
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Derby County manager Frank Lampard has said that on-loan midfielder Mason Mount won’t be fazed by the prospect of playing alongside England’s elite after he earned a maiden call-up to the national team. The 19-year-old has been a huge success for the Rams since joining them on a season-long loan from Chelsea and he has now been offered the chance to link up with the Three Lions for the upcoming internationals against Spain and Croatia.
Speaking to reporters, Lampard highlighted that the midfielder won’t have any issues adjusting to the new environment alongside the England players. However, the Chelsea legend happened to warn the midfielder that he needs to maintain a consistency with his performances through the season or else he could find himself dropped.
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Stephen Warnock has revealed in an interview that he is surprised to know that Leeds United was finally able to sign Barry Douglas from Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leeds United made an announcement that their capture of the Douglas the Scotland international last week has become the first permanent signing of the club during this transfer window.
Stephen Warnock is now 28-year-old and he is in huge demand. He has helped Wolves in the promotion of the Premier League last season, but there is one more thing present, which is more impressive than his performance and that, is his fee. According to the reports, United has paid this player a bargain £3 million for him. On the other hand, Warnock, who spent almost two years at Elland Road, is blown away by the fact as how his old club pulled him off with such a superb business bit.
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The once defender of Liverpool and England Stephen Warnock has made the announcement that he will retire from football. He said he will take the retirement when this season will end. He is presently on loan at the Sky Bet League One side Bradford, and he played two matches for the Three Lions. He was also the part of the 2010 World Cup team.
In an interview, Warnock shared his career history and said, “There were some really good time I spent on the ground and it will always remain in my memories like after coming through the youth ranks at Anfield. I went to be the part of the 40 Premier League games for Liverpool, and then won the Super Cup UEFA in the year 2005.
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Bradford City have lost yet again but now to Plymouth Argyle. Despite the sack of Stuart McCall, things have not changed much at the side. Simon Grayson could not inspire the team to success against Plymouth. Loanees Stephen Warnock and Matty Lund could not do anything to stop the losses as well.
Warnock and Lund were expected to help City stop the bleeding that has seen the team slide off the League One playoff spots. Grayson played Warnock in the left back role at Home Park while Lund started from the bench but the damage had been done. Plymouth’s Antoni Sarcevic’s lone goal before half time was enough to separate both sides. The Burton Albion on loan stars will need to do more to help Bradford achieve their aim as the season gradually draws to a close. Continue reading “Bradford Lose Again To Plymouth Argyle”
Former Blackburn defender Stephen Warnock believes that Antonio Conte is only to blame for the anticipated exit from Chelsea. The Italian is widely expected to leave the blues at the end of the campaign after a disastrous season that saw the club finish outside the top four for the second time in the last five years. Despite winning the league title 12 months ago, Chelsea were unable to build on the success. The 3-5-2 formation played a huge role in Conte’s immediate success but the lack of good signings led to the club following way off the pace in the 2017-18 campaign.
Apart from the lack of impact on the pitch and within the squad, Warnock also says that Conte has not been able to handle himself in the best possible manner in front of the media. Throughout last summer, Conte was moaning about the lack of signings and this led to the club hurriedly bringing in the likes of Alvaro Morata – even though Romelu Lukaku was the first choice for the manager. There has been significant shakeup in the backroom staff with Michael Emenalo leaving the club after a decade. Most of the summer signings did not prove to be a success, but Emenalo did an extremely good job at the club. Continue reading “Warnock Blames Conte”
Burton Albion are undergoing their 2nd successive season in the English League Championship after snatching the 20th position during their previous campaign of 2016-17 and just barely managing to avoid relegation.
The squad of Nigel Clough now has the task of repeating this achievement and remaining in the 2nd tier of English Football competition. Continue reading “Warnock explains why survival is vital”
Burton Albion defender Stephen Warnock said that his team still needs to improve if they are going to win games. Indeed the team has been scoring goals for fun in their last matches, but they have also been conceding too many goals at the back.
Stephen Warnock said that the team should find the right balance between defence and attack if they are going to climb up the table.
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