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.