Eric Black believes Team need more Time to get back

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.

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.

Also, for such teams which are relegated, they obviously would be one of the lesser teams in Premiership. They mostly had a stronger team to play against in that competition and in those matches; they would have different approach than what they would have when they play against a team of the same level or maybe weaker in Championship.

The ambition would be different too and that is to win and not to draw as might have been the case playing in Premiership. So, it would be a little bit of a tough road when you are down to tier two.

These thoughts of Black make some sense and he must be speaking on the basis of his experience too that he had with Birmingham as he was in their coaching staff when they had made it to Premiership about 10 years back.

If Villa loses the relegation battle, and it looks like they do, a few exits would be likely as far as the players are concerned and according to Black, the building of the team after that, the recruitments of new players and all that, should be done very, very carefully. If not, the way back to Premiership would not be smooth by any means.

Stephen Warnock’s time in Derby County is reaching it’s end

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.

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.

Stephen Warnock appears to have built an unhealthy relationship with the head coach of Derby County, Darren Wassall. The 47 year old English manager of Derby County, Darren Wassall has recently revealed information about Stephen Warnock’s situation as he said: “When I first took over, I told Stephen that Marcus Olsson was going to be first choice left-back

“I said we’d love him to stay and fight for his place but we also understand that he is out of contract in the summer and would be looking for another club for next season. So, we didn’t want to stand in his way.He has been a great pro while he has been with us and played very well for the first team on numerous occasions this season. But we think it is right and proper that we help him try to get a new club for next season.’’

Warnock is currently performing for Wigan Athletic after having joined the League One club on a loan deal which runs up until the end of the season and Warnock will have to make an impact with Wigan Athletic if he wants to continue performing with the English club and hopefully earn a contract extension.

Warnock is certain that Derby County has propelled his career back to life

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.

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.

“Sometimes you get ¬scapegoated as a troublemaker, or something like that, but I thought it was harsh. Nobody ever gave me an explanation or a reason for it and that was the toughest part. Every time I went in to try and ask about it, he didn’t want to have the conversation’’

Stephen Warnock is happy being a player of Derby County especially after having undergone a not very satisfactory time with his former club Aston Villa where he had to spend some time on the sidelines sitting as a substitute player.

At the age of 34, Stephen Warnock is reaching a point in time when its time to start considering what to do after hanging up his boots as retirement is looming closer and closer.

Earlier in January Stephen Warnock released on twitter a statement in which the Englishman stated that he is not planning on retiring anytime soon as Warnock still has plans of performing for a few more years.

It’s very likely that Warnock will not be moving away from Derby County as he is a consistent starter and seems to be happy in the English club and it’s the place where his career has been kick started back to life.

Stephen Warnock with a great opportunity to return to the Premier League

+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.

+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.

Even though his team has enjoyed a great run in the Championship, Warnock is experienced enough to know that this league is extremely hard to maintain the same form throughout the season. The leaders continuously change between now and the end. This gives the likes of Middlesbrough and other teams part of the chasing pack hope that they can qualify for the Premier League as group winners. The game against Leeds will also be special for Warnock since it would mean a return to Elland Road for him. Warnock represented the club for two years before joining Derby in the summer for an undisclosed fee.

During his time at Leeds, Warnock was a first-team regular at the club. “I look forward to going back there.I enjoyed my time there and they’ve got great fans.They’re a great club and a massive club who are followed around the world.I was honoured to play there.I haven’t been back since I left but, hopefully, they will appreciate what I tried to do for them.I tried to give my all for them in every game I played,” said the defender. Even though he was at the club for only two years, Warnock featured in 67 matches for Leeds.

Nicky Shorey has heaped praise on his former manager Alan Pardew

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.

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.

Not only did Pardew make sure that the Eagles got out of the bottom three, he guided them to quite a few positions higher in the points table and eventually, they ended up finishing in the top 10 in the standings in the 2014-15 Premier League which was an unbelievable achievement considering where they were in the first half of the season.

Even this season, Palace’s flying high and currently, the points table have them at the 4th position just 3 points behind the top positioned Manchester City.

Speaking of Pardew to a television channel the other evening, Shorey said, “I rate Alan the highest among all the managers whom I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside. He is incredibly good at instilling the confidence in the young players.”

“Being in charge at Newcastle and then moving to Selhurst Park, not many people were convinced with that decision, but, he made the move and it’s for everyone to see how he’s changed it all over there.”

“You see the performance of the Eagles since he has been appointed the manager. There is a significant difference in their body language. They have been excitingly good on the frontline, but, at the same time, they’re pretty solid in defence too.”

Stewart Downing says that the club should have given more time

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.

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.

Dalglish is regarded as one of the club legends and this status is unlikely to have altered even after a poor spell with the club. American owners FSG were seen to have made this sentimental appointment of Dalglish and they quickly backtracked the on this decision by appointing Northern Ireland manager Brendan Rodgers as his replacement. This, however, has not turned out to be a great decision.

Rodgers has become the first Liverpool manager to go without winning a trophy in the first three seasons. The only success that he has achieved so far will be coming within two games of winning the league title. Liverpool returned to the Champions League only ones under the guidance of Rodgers, who was quick to sell Stewart Downing in the opinion of some. The former Aston Villa winger did not have the best 12 months upon his arrival at Merseyside, but he was not given much of a consideration under Rodgers. Downing, though, proved his quality with West Ham for a couple of seasons before joining his hometown club Middlesbrough.

“I played for a very good manager in Kenny Dalglish, he was very good to me. I’ll never forget what he did to get me to that club.When I was speaking to Kenny, I was thinking ‘this is mad, £20m for me to go there’, but it put a lot of pressure on Kenny because he spent big that summer. I went to Aston Villa and said to them ‘this is Kenny Dalglish and Liverpool football club, you have to let me go’ and they were okay about it.I just didn’t think we got time to gel,” said Downing.

Daniel Agger has been with his hometown club

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.

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.

Brøndby just managed to squeeze into the final Europa League spot. As a result, their matches start with an early qualifying round against Juvenes or Dogana. A recent friendly against Falkenberg finished in a 1-0 win. Agger has admitted that one of the primary reasons for the team finishing in the third place was the inconsistent form during autumn. He says that ifBrøndby overcome this, then they could be in for a runners up or even potential title challenging position. Agger has also dismissed suggestions that he is in need of a slightly larger break. He says that he is used to having only four weeks off from his time in the Premier League.

“We have shown our potential this spring and many of the young people have shown improvement. If we are to prosper again in the next season, we supply as this spring. We need to be stable. We had many fluctuations in the autumn, but has gotten the hang of it this spring. I feel we are moving in the right direction. If we can deliver as we have done in the spring over an entire season, as we get closer to the top teams,” said Agger.

Stephen Warnock wants to get Derby County back to the Premier League

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.

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.

Stephen Warnock was signed by Derby County in January of 2015 and even though his debut with the new club was a disastrous one as he received a red card when playing against Reading, the 33 year old left-back wants to recover from that horrendous debut and help push Derby County to back to the Premier League.

Warnock expressed his objective about what he wants to do with Derby County as the defender said: “I wanted to come in and try to get the lads promoted. That’s not saying I think I could do it single-handedly but you want to be part of the team and say you’ve played your part in it.We’ll try our best to get Derby out of this league, one way or another.’’

“There’s no two ways about that and the lads are determined to make it happen.The league is funny, we know that.All we can do is win our games you can’t try to predict what other teams will do.Nobody would have predicted we would have gone on a run like we did.’’

Stephen Warnock has performed in the Premier League a few years ago when he was a player of Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa, the experienced wants to make a return to the top tier English League.

Steve McClaren says Club need heart to recover from Poor Form

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.

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 top of the Championship is now incredibly close with four teams locked on 66 points. McClaren feels that Derby are collectively capable of getting away from this run of form especially having players like Stephen Warnock in the team. The former Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers defender moved to the club only in January for an undisclosed fee. At 33 years of age, he will not only provide enough Championship experience but also the capability to deal with opposition players in the Premier League. This weekend will see a top of the table clash with Derby taking on Norwich City, who are just one point below McLaren’s team.

“It is a tough week – we always knew this week was going to be a tough one.I’m not saying it will decide things. I always say be in with a shout with 10 games to go, and we are.We have to dig in this week. We have to come out of it with performances, with points, and we have to maintain our challenge.That is the target. To still be there or thereabouts knowing then that when we come back after the international break all injuries should have cleared up and we have the squad ready to go,” said McLaren.

Seeing Sidwell walks out after Major Injury

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.

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.

Hughes did admit that there was tearing in the ligament, but, according to the Stoke boss, it’s only slight tearing and thus, Sidwell would be fit around mid-January.

Speaking to the reporters, Hughes said, “I have just been told that the scan reports are a bit more encouraging than our expectations. We were expecting his recovery period to stretch to two months, but, now, it seems we will not have to wait for that long to get him in again. It’s probably a month or so and he will be back I reckon.”

When asked what kind of injury Sidwell suffered, the Welshman said, “Well, he has torn his ligament, but, it’s not as serious as the ligament injuries can be. It’s an injury nevertheless and he would be sitting out for a bit of time, but, as I told you, it’s not going to be as long as it seemed first.”

Glenn Whelan, the man who was put in there on the pitch by Hughes as Sidwell’s replacement versus Liverpool, also got injured. He did not come back after the half-time break, but, Hughes is confident that the 30-year old Irishman would be available for the next Saturday’s league game.