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WARNOCK TO RETIRE AT THE END OF THE SEASON

14 April 2018

Bantams defender Stephen Warnock has announced that he will retire at the end of the season.                                 

The defender, who is currently on-loan from Championship side Burton Albion, announced the news on his official Instagram page. 

Warnock made more than 200 Premier League appearances across spells at Liverpool, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers.

Despite turning professional while at Liverpool, Warnock actually made his league debut with the Bantams during a previous loan spell at the Northern Commercials Stadium back in 2002.

This means that the 36 year-old is now set to both start and end his playing career while at City.

Warnock has been capped twice by England and was named in the Three Lions' squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

He said: “It’s every players hardest moment in football...to hang up their boots! It’s not been an easy decision but this season will be my last as a professional. 

“I’d like to thank the staff at Liverpool FC, especially Steve Heighway, Dave Shannon and Hughie McCauley for their belief in me especially after my injuries. 

“Two of my dreams came true, to pull on the famous red jersey of Liverpool and to also wear the white of England. I’m lucky to have represented & captained some of the biggest clubs in England and this I am very proud of. Thank you to all the fans of the clubs I represented. 

“I still feel I have a lot to offer the game and give back so I’m excited for what lies ahead. Finally...to my family. I thank you for all your support through the highs and lows we have shared together.”


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