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BREWERS SIGN DEFENDER ON ONE-YEAR DEAL

26 June 2017

BURTON Albion have signed former Derby County and Wigan defender Stephen Warnock on a one-year deal.

The 35-year old is a former England international who has also played for Liverpool, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United.

He was a virtual ever-present for Wigan last year in the Championship.

Brewers manager Nigel Clough: "Stephen is a good, experienced full back. We always liked him when he played for Derby and obviously at Wigan most recently. He will give us that experience that you need in the Championship. 

 "He will bring all the qualities and all the experience - it's ideal and we think he will complement the defenders that we've already got."

 Clough says that Warnock had a consistently good season for Wigan.

 "That's one of the things we like, he's a very fit lad. We took Gareth Roberts on at Derby a few years back who was a good solid pro and did a good job for us so we're hoping Stephen will do the same.

 "He can play full back but he can play centrally as well, which he did for Wigan a few times last season. He will provide good company and good competition in the full back area."

Warnock said: “I’m really happy. It has been a long summer already and I wanted to get something sorted to play at the highest level possible. Nigel Clough has given me that opportunity and I’m very thankful for it.

“He wants me to bring that experience and a calm head to the place and the changing room, and hopefully I can do that.

 “For me, personally, it’s nice to come and play for a club that has stayed in the Championship against all the odds, which shows that the manager and playing squad are more than capable of staying in this league.”


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