Derby, former Leeds defender Stephen Warnock discusses Charlie Taylor

The 33-year-old, who joined Derby this January, has commented on his Leeds successor.

Stephen Warnock believes Charlie Taylor's biggest challenge at Leeds is to prove himself over a long period of time and nail down his place within Neil Redfearn's side, according to a Q & A on BeanBagSports.

Warnock left Leeds for Derby County this January and 21-year-old Taylor looks as though he will become the left-back's long-term replacement at Elland Road.

And Warnock is full of praise for the youngster, whom he thinks is more than capable of succeeding him for the Yorkshire club. But the 33-year-old has warned that Taylor faces a big challenge ahead.

Indeed, the now Derby defender was asked whether Taylor can fill Warnock's boots at Leeds by a supporter and he replied:

"[He is] more than capable. The challenge for him now is to perform until the end of the season and nail down his place. He's a really good player and I hope he achieves what I and a lot of others think he capable of."

Leeds are not in action this weekend, having been knocked out of the FA Cup by Premier League opposition (Sunderland) in the third round.

Derby, however, host Chesterfield in the fourth round of the competition, with Warnock in contention to start that clash.

Derby County's next Championship fixture, meanwhile, comes against Blackburn on Tuesday. Leeds travel to Huddersfield Town next weekend, having finally ended their winless run against table-toppers Bournemouth earlier this week.

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