Stephen Warnock makes surprise revelation about his Leeds United contract situation

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Leeds United left back Stephen Warnock has revealed that the club haven't been in talks over a new contract.

Leeds United full back Stephen Warnock may have had a slide since being Liverpool player and even being called up to the 2010 England World Cup squad, but he's been superb this season.

The 33-year-old has been a mainstay of the side at left back, earning plaudits from fans throughout the campaign for his displays.

With Leeds largely playing a narrow 4-1-2-1-2 diamond, the width has to be provided by the full backs, and Warnock has done a good job of that, especially with two assists against Derby County.

However, Warnock's contract is set to expire next summer, and has revealed that so far, he hasn't been given the offer of a new deal to stay at Elland Road.

"Nothing has been mentioned", Warnock said. "It's one of those things. If something pops up then we will sit down and talk about it."

"But at the moment I've just got to concentrate on playing well, week in, week out, which is more important at the moment. You'll always get rewarded if you're playing well. That's the only thing I can do, play well, and hopefully things will look after themselves," he added.

It's quite the turnaround for Warnock, who was well out of favour under Darko Milanic, and the former Blackburn Rovers man has admitted that he's happier now.

"When you feel wanted and you feel part of it, you start to enjoy yourself and show your true self, and how you can play. Hopefully people are seeing that", Warnock said.

Given Warnock's performances this season, it's something of a surprise to hear that Leeds haven't even opened negotiations with him.

Other clubs may be casting admiring glances in Warnock's direction after this revelation, which could put pressure on Leeds to tie up a new contract in the January transfer window.

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