Date: 28th May 2012 at 3:46pm
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Stephen Warnock, clearly without understanding irony, has said Chris Herd’s biggest challenge will be in being consistent next season.

Speaking to the Official Site Warnock rightly talked Herd up for his performances this season, but then went on to talk about having the consistency to do over the course of a full season which is a bit rich given his performances over the last few seasons.

Even more curiously he goes on about Herd not being seen as a central midfielder, despite it being his natural position?

‘I’ve been impressed with Herdy, especially when you consider that he wasn’t really seen as a central midfielder. It’s not easy because at full back you haven’t got players behind you trying to nick the ball off you. Everything’s in front of you. When on the ball in midfield, you’ve always got people rushing to tackle you and you get pressure from every angle, but he’s done it really well.’

Yes, I assume he took to the role so well because it’s predominantly where he’s played as he’s come through the Academy and into the reserve set up. Or do we now think that we shouldn’t ‘see’ Warnock as a full back because he’s played in midfield a couple of times?

Fair enough some don’t see him as a full back anyway, but that’s besides the point!

‘Chris is a great players, he’s comfortable on the ball, he wins it back really well. Now it’s carrying it on for the season. The challenge now is to consistently do it over a season. He has to prove to everyone that he can be better than he has played.’

Thanks for that Stephen, looked in a mirror lately?

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