Derby County's Stephen Warnock gives his opinion on former club Leeds United

Stephen Warnock

Derby County's Stephen Warnock faces former club Leeds United tonight.

Derby County left back Stephen Warnock has told the Derby Telegraph that he is looking forward to his return to face Leeds United tonight.

Warnock, 34, joined Derby back in January, leaving Leeds United for the iPro Stadium after making 67 appearances for the Whites following a 2013 move from Aston Villa.

The veteran left back, who went to the 2010 World Cup with England, hasn't been missed at Elland Road though, as his departure almost a year ago has handed regular first-team football to Leeds youngster Charlie Taylor - and the two will now meet this evening.

Derby travel to take on Leeds in a game between two in-form teams, and Warnock will certainly be hoping to beat his former club, having taken on a bigger role under Paul Clement since Craig Forsyth's injury, offering vast experience to an impressive Derby side.

Now, Warnock has spoken to the Derby Telegraph about his return to Elland Road, and what he thinks about former club Leeds as he prepares to take on Steve Evans' men today.

Warnock says that he is looking forward to his Elland Road return, having enjoyed playing for such a 'great club' - and he also raved about the club's supporters, acknowledging how Leeds are followed around the world, and will always treasure his time with the Whites.

"I look forward to going back there," said Warnock. "I enjoyed my time there and they've got great fans. They're a great club and a massive club who are followed around the world. I was honoured to play there. I haven't been back since I left but, hopefully, they will appreciate what I tried to do for them. I tried to give my all for them in every game I played," he added.

Ultimately though, Warnock will be hoping to help Derby claim a win over Leeds, and go back to the top of the Championship table having been leapfrogged by Middlesbrough on Monday.

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