BENT QUESTIONED OVER SHOPPING

Darren Bent’s future has become subject to intense speculation after the media photographed him shopping while Aston Villa were losing against Liverpool. Darren Bent missed the match due to an injury, but everyone was expecting him to be present at Villa Park.

Darren Bent’s future has become subject to intense speculation after the media photographed him shopping while Aston Villa were losing against Liverpool. Darren Bent missed the match due to an injury, but everyone was expecting him to be present at Villa Park.

Instead, Darren Bent was out shopping for Christmas, which has really angered the Aston Villa supporters. That has become a wildfire recently, with many speculating that Darren Bent would be sold in the January transfer window. Darren Bent he has not exactly put himself in glory with his performances this season, as he has not been able to adapt to the Alex McLeish style of play. Villa’s odds on the Betfair Premiership football index have dropped significantly over the course of the season so far.

It is thought that Alex McLeish will be willing to listen to offers for the England striker, but Darren Bent has ruled out speculation that he will be leaving in the January transfer window. Darren Bent moved to Aston Villa in £ 18 million deal last January, but it has been rumoured that clubs like QPR will be interested in signing the England striker. Darren Bent is especially known for his wonderful goal scoring record for every team he plays, and it seems that Neil Warnock is targeting Bent in order to steer clear away from the relegation zone. He had been linked to a return to Spurs, but their return to winning ways may have put that on hold for now.

“I can assure the Villa fans that I’m committed to the football club and I love playing for Villa. I am passionate about Villa and playing here and I want to score goals for the team to do my best for the Villa fans. People sometimes forget where Villa were in the Premier League table (near the bottom) when I came here when Sunderland were sixth at the time,” Darren Bent said that when asked about his future at Villa Park.

Warnock not expecting England call

Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock has said that he is not expecting to get back into the England squad any time soon.

During the back end of last season, Stephen Warnock was left out of the Aston Villa squad, which severely hampered his chances of making it into the England squad. However, it seems that the 29-year-old has taken the situation on the chin, and accepted that he is happy just to be playing for Aston Villa – England would be a dream.

Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock has said that he is not expecting to get back into the England squad any time soon.

During the back end of last season, Stephen Warnock was left out of the Aston Villa squad, which severely hampered his chances of making it into the England squad. However, it seems that the 29-year-old has taken the situation on the chin, and accepted that he is happy just to be playing for Aston Villa – England would be a dream.

After forcing his way back into the Aston Villa fold under the new regime of Alex McLeish, Stephen Warnock is not looking to divert his attention from the task of excelling in the Premier League. Warnock was a member of the England World Cup squad at South Africa, but he has not been involved in the national team since November. He scored a goal against Manchester City most recently, but he also made a calamitous error in the match to allow Adam Johnson to score a very soft goal.

Stephen Warnock was quoted as saying “Whatever happens beyond my club form is a bonus. I understand it’s difficult to get in for England because Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines are in form and then there’s Kieran Gibbs, who is also a good player.”

Despite scoring against Manchester City, Warnock has once again stressed the fact that he wants to be a good defender first and foremost. He has also said that scoring has always not been his priority, although he would welcome some goals along the way.

It will be interesting to see if Stephen Warnock can force his way through the England squad. At least Warnock can be sure that he will get much more Premier League experience along the way now that he is back in McLeish’s plans.

WARNOCK IS CONFUSING WITH FUTURE

The defender had a ‘difficult’ campaign last season, failing to cement a first team place. He also has called upon the fans to get behind new manger Alex McLeish.Aston Villa’s struggling defender Stephen Warnock intends to sit down with new manager Alex McLeish to determine his future at the club.

The left-back has not featured for Villa since their 4-0 defeat to Manchester City last December, leading to speculation that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

The defender had a ‘difficult’ campaign last season, failing to cement a first team place. He also has called upon the fans to get behind new manger Alex McLeish.Aston Villa’s struggling defender Stephen Warnock intends to sit down with new manager Alex McLeish to determine his future at the club.

The left-back has not featured for Villa since their 4-0 defeat to Manchester City last December, leading to speculation that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

Wigan, Stoke and Bolton have all been linked with the defender but the 29-year-old, who is contracted with the club until 2013, is set to hold talks with Villa in the near future.

FANS WANT WARNOCK TO STAY

Many fans have been openly discussing about the fact that Stephen Warnock should not be leaving Aston Villa anytime soon. We now have a proven premier league goalscorer in Darren Bent, and credit where it’s due to the guy, he’s proven his price tag right from his debut. I think next season will hinge on who goes, and who stays. Some of the names touted as leaving I’m quite happy with, such as Pires, Ireland, Bradley, Beye etc.

Many fans have been openly discussing about the fact that Stephen Warnock should not be leaving Aston Villa anytime soon. We now have a proven premier league goalscorer in Darren Bent, and credit where it’s due to the guy, he’s proven his price tag right from his debut. I think next season will hinge on who goes, and who stays. Some of the names touted as leaving I’m quite happy with, such as Pires, Ireland, Bradley, Beye etc.

I hope that Nigel Reo-Coker and Stephen Warnock both stay, but only time will tell, and it’s looking particularly bad for Warnock at the moment, which is a shame, because defensively, he’s a solid fullback… just a shame some of his passing goes astray on occasion.

STOKE INTERESTED IN WARNOCK

Stoke city are apparently interested in signing Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock in the summer. Pulis will make his offer for the player, who had a bitter fall-out with Villa boss Gerard Houllier, if he can keep Stoke in the Premier League.

Warnock hasn’t played for Villa’s team since their defeat at Manchester City in December, and many punters have placed free football bets on him leaving.

Stoke city are apparently interested in signing Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock in the summer. Pulis will make his offer for the player, who had a bitter fall-out with Villa boss Gerard Houllier, if he can keep Stoke in the Premier League.

Warnock hasn’t played for Villa’s team since their defeat at Manchester City in December, and many punters have placed free football bets on him leaving.

And Pulis is prepared to fight it out with Liverpool, where Warnock played as a youngster, and Wigan for the 29-year-old’s services.

Pulis has warned his squad that he will shake up the squad this summer.

‘If we stay up this year, there will be lots of changes,’ he said. ‘They won’t be massive, but certainly changes within the club and the group which will enable to push on again.

WARNOCK IS LOOKING FOR A CLUB

Stephen Warnock has been disappeared from 18-man team and is now searching for a new club. From the World Cup squad to training with the stiffs at Aston Villa, it has been a spectacular fall from grace for Stephen Warnock.

And after becoming the most high-profile victim of Gerard Houllier’s hardline approach, the next four or five months do not promise to get any easier for the Villa defender.

Stephen Warnock has been disappeared from 18-man team and is now searching for a new club. From the World Cup squad to training with the stiffs at Aston Villa, it has been a spectacular fall from grace for Stephen Warnock.

And after becoming the most high-profile victim of Gerard Houllier’s hardline approach, the next four or five months do not promise to get any easier for the Villa defender.

Around this time last year Warnock was being spoken of as the second best English left back in the country and a genuine challenger to Ashley Cole’s seemingly assured place in Fabio Capello’s starting XI.

He made the final 23 that travelled to South Africa last year and earned his second cap in the friendly against France in November.

WARNOCK LOAN MOVE BLOCKED

Stephen Warnock’s loan move from Aston Villa to Liverpool has been blocked because of certain demands from Villa. Warnock is eager to play first-team football elsewhere after being dropped from the Villa side following the 4-0 defeat by Manchester City last month. The England international has not been in the Villa squad since and has been training with the reserves.

Liverpool are keen to take Warnock back to Anfield, where he started his career before moving to Blackburn Rovers, and several other Premier League clubs have also expressed an interest in the 29-year-old.

Stephen Warnock’s loan move from Aston Villa to Liverpool has been blocked because of certain demands from Villa. Warnock is eager to play first-team football elsewhere after being dropped from the Villa side following the 4-0 defeat by Manchester City last month. The England international has not been in the Villa squad since and has been training with the reserves.

Liverpool are keen to take Warnock back to Anfield, where he started his career before moving to Blackburn Rovers, and several other Premier League clubs have also expressed an interest in the 29-year-old.

WARNOCK TO BE PART OF SWAP DEAL

Stephen Warnock could become a part of swap deal involving Christopher Samba from Blackburn Rovers. The defender has revealed his intention to leave Blackburn Rovers this month, following the controversial sacking of Sam Allardyce in December.

Although Steve Kean, the caretaker boss at Ewood Park, remains confident he can persuade the player to stay, a number of clubs, including Sunderland, are preparing bids to entice him.

Stephen Warnock could become a part of swap deal involving Christopher Samba from Blackburn Rovers. The defender has revealed his intention to leave Blackburn Rovers this month, following the controversial sacking of Sam Allardyce in December.

Although Steve Kean, the caretaker boss at Ewood Park, remains confident he can persuade the player to stay, a number of clubs, including Sunderland, are preparing bids to entice him.

The Daily Mail claims Gerard Houllier wants Samba in his Villa squad, and is willing to offer Rovers Stephen Warnock or James Collins as part of the deal.

WARNOCK COULD LEAVE VILLA

Stephen Warnock is set to join the long list of players who are set to leave Aston Villa shortly. The Villa manager is looking to offload a number of senior players who are on the periphery of the first team as well as those who have been resistant to the changes he has introduced since taking charge in September.

Stephen Warnock is set to join the long list of players who are set to leave Aston Villa shortly. The Villa manager is looking to offload a number of senior players who are on the periphery of the first team as well as those who have been resistant to the changes he has introduced since taking charge in September.

Richard Dunne, Stephen Ireland and John Carew, who were all left out of the soccer squad who travelled to Wigan Athletic before Saturday’s game was postponed, are expected to move on. Carew’s contract is up in the summer and there is no prospect of him being offered a new deal.

It is understood that Brad Friedel, who will turn 40 in May, has also been told his contract will not be renewed in the summer. Villa have begun looking for a replacement for the former Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper. Roman Weidenfeller, the 30-year-old Borussia Dortmund keeper, was watched at the weekend. Houllier is also closely monitoring Allan McGregor’s situation at Celtic
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WARNOCK DISMISSES INJURY EXCUSES

Stephen Warnock has refused to blame the number of injuries that Aston Villa are currently suffering from for their poor form. Villa have been hampered by the worst injury crisis in the league, with Steve Sidwell, young midfielder Marc Albrighton and striker Ashley Young among numerous key absentees.

But Stephen Warnock is refusing to blame the injury crisis for the side’s poor results, and instead questioned the performances of those who have played.

Stephen Warnock has refused to blame the number of injuries that Aston Villa are currently suffering from for their poor form. Villa have been hampered by the worst injury crisis in the league, with Steve Sidwell, young midfielder Marc Albrighton and striker Ashley Young among numerous key absentees.

But Stephen Warnock is refusing to blame the injury crisis for the side’s poor results, and instead questioned the performances of those who have played.

“You’ve got to look at it and wonder why you are down there,” Warnock said.