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51 tackles, 83% accuracy - What Leeds will lose if Warnock joins Derby

Stephen Warnock has been tipped to complete a move to Derby before the end of the week.

Derby County’s move for Leeds United defender has been put on hold according to the BBC, while the Rams assess the extent of his ankle problem.

A deal has been tipped to go through before the end of this week and it would leave Neil Redfearn’s team with a huge hole to fill on one side of their back four.

So what do the stats say about what Leeds would be missing and what they’d have to replace.

  PositionTeamGoal AssistAccurate CrossOutfielder BlockWon TacklePassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Stephen Warnock DF Leeds 3 15 6 51 83% 21 1,758


Warnock may only have produced three assists for Leeds this season, but it’s a stat which shows he keeps his composure inside the final third.

Accurate Crosses

The fact he’s provided any accurate crosses is significant because of the narrow formation Leeds have used for most of the season. He was a key source of width and that’s something Redfearn will have to work hard on replacing.

Outfield Blocks

The number of blocks he’s made is important because the job of any full back is to stop crosses from coming into the box. He’s been effective in that area when he’s played.

Tackles Won

Arguably the area where Leeds will miss him most. He wins the ball back regularly whether he’s pressing high up the pitch or defending inside his own final third.

Passing Accuracy

He’s also got one of the best passing accuracy rates at the club, which shows he protects the ball well and doesn’t go for too any over ambitious passes.

In conclusion, losing him will certainly have an effect on the team and Redfearn is now under big pressure to make a signing which covers for him but only if he completes his move to the Rams.

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