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Warnock Getting Priorities Sorted

After being recently overlooked for an England B game, Blackburn Rovers left-back Stephen Warnock is looking to put club before country next season.

The England B game with Albania saw David Bentley make his senior England debut (albeit in a B game) and the form of Warnock since his January arrival from Liverpool, added to the fact Ashley Cole was injured meant a glimmer of hope was there for Warnock… but it wasn't to be.

Nicky Shorey was preferred and the Reading man played his part in the B game, and then the subsequent friendly with Brazil, although Wayne Bridge returned for the European Championship Qualifier with Estonia on Wednesday.

Speaking in the Lancashire Telegraph Stevie W said:

"Obviously they had the B squad and I was overlooked for that so I'm just focused on doing well for Blackburn next season. If that's not good enough then so be it. There's nothing I can do about it.

"As long as the manager here is happy with me, that's all that matters. So hopefully I can come back after the summer and play well for Blackburn
."

Wise words from Warnock, all he can do is keep his head down, as long as Mark Hughes and Blackburn Rovers are happy that is the main thing, England honours (so long as form is maintained) would SURELY come in time?!?! Although with Steve McClaren you can't be too sure of many things, besides the predicable same old names constantly…


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Writer:Walker
Date:Thursday June 7 2007
Time: 11:50PM

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The fact that Stevie W was overlooked for the England B game still bugs me, that was a PERFECT opportunity for him to have been looked at, but Stevie Mac thought different. All Stevie W can do is keep playing like he has and the public demand will eventually see him at least make the squad (but only to appease the public of course, he would almost certainly not play any part, a la Bents lol!)
Hughes Da Man
07/06/2007 23:52:00
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Good on the kid. I said before i was happy with him when i posted an article. Its just great to hear words like this. Im just over hearing players come out and say i wanna have a good year and you never no a big team might come in for me next year. Congrats to the lad and eventually he will get his chance in the english team. Or he could claim australian citizenship, il take him as our left back lol. Bentley can do the same
sasman
08/06/2007 01:48:00
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Good attitude from Stephen. Hope everyone has a good look at him and realises this is the attitude to take.
MikeyGamst
08/06/2007 09:27:00
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Thats the spirit Stephen! If he continues his form into next season and keeps it at a high level, he will make it very difficult for McEricsson to overlook him!
BomBom
08/06/2007 09:53:00
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Bom BOm - it doesn't work like that! Poor Stevie... at Liverpool he couldn't get a game... and plays brilliant for Rovers but we are unfashionable... Bentley should have gone on when Becks was subbed but our ace was again snubbed...
Ex Ewood Resident
08/06/2007 10:31:00
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It is down to the club to make us fashionable again then that's all we can do I guess. IF we play like we can we can get back into the top six next season, do it again in the season to follow and even McEriksson will have to start looking at our players (if he is even around?!?!) Good to hear fron Stevie W, keep plugging away and public demand will get you in son. With Bents pulling out of the under-21's with fatigue, maybe this explains why he didn't play fro England at all?!?!
Hughes Da Man
08/06/2007 10:57:00
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Good point, its best for all concerned that Bentley takes a rest.
MikeyGamst
08/06/2007 11:05:00
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A great response from Warnock. He has looked every inch the class act he was meant to be as a youngster at pool. What bugs me though is he made the England squad whilst a Pool reserve but not as a consistently sound performing premiership full-back. Strange that!
roversman
08/06/2007 11:15:00
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It's like Ex Ewood says though isn't it dude, it was a case of WHO he was playing for not how often he was playing for them, this is what has held England back for sooo many years!!! I personally think that in my lifetime of REALLY being into football this is stretching back as being the case for ALMOST two decades. Sir Bobby was the last man to pick players on merit in my opinion. The 1990 World Cup Squad was arguably one of the poorest we have had in recent years (in terms of big name star players) but it proved that the best players AT THAT TIME are what are needed.
Hughes Da Man
08/06/2007 11:39:00
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Its still the best way to pick the squad, why players like Gareth Barry aren't picked is beyond me??!??!
MikeyGamst
08/06/2007 11:41:00
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