The future of former Blackburn Rovers defender Stephen Warnock is in doubt after the 32-year-old has reportedly been told by Leeds United to find a new club. Since he has 12 months left on his contract with Leeds, it was highly expected that he would remain at Ellands Road for this new season. However, he will now be searching for a new club since the club’s new manager Dave Hockaday does not seem to have him in his plans. Warnock has played for several clubs over the years, but he is best known for his spell at Blackburn where he was excellent.
Since then, he joined Aston Villa were he struggled to fit into the plains of manager Paul Lambert. This led to joining Leeds in the summer of 2013. Last season, he was used extensively by former manager Brian McDermott. He featured in 33 matches over the course of the campaign and also scored two goals. Due to his versatility of being able to play anywhere across the left side, Warnock will have no trouble in finding a new club. At 32 years of age, he still has the ability to. Hence, it would not be surprising to see Warnock find another championship club interested in offering him a couple of years.
“I’ve said before that Leeds had some good players here last season and a number of them have gone, including Ross. From my point of view, if we need to replace them we will replace them and we’ll do that as quickly as we can, but we won’t panic and we won’t do anything silly. We might have to show patience in some positions and some things might move quicker than others,” said new Leeds United manager about the transfer plans for the club in this transfer window.