Lambert tells full-back to find a new club.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has told left-back Stephan Warnock to train with the reserves and find a new club.
The 30-year-old former Liverpool defender reportedly earns £40,000 a week but was singled-out by sections of the Villa Park faithful after a series of poor performances last season.
Lambert is determined to trim the club’s wage bill and clear the deadwood from his squad. The Scot has told both Warnock and fellow full-back Alan Hutton to find new employers before the close of the transfer window on 31 August.
“Regarding Alan (Hutton) and Stephen (Warnock) I just have to make decisions which I think are right,” Lambert is quoted as saying by the Express & Star.
Lambert has made Matthew Lowton his first-choice right-back and is in the hunt for a new left-sider, with Ipswich youngster Aaron Cresswell a target.
Warnock was part of Fabio Capello’s squad for World Cup 2010 but slipped down the pecking-order under former Villains boss Gerard Houllier.
Hutton, meanwhile, joined Villa last year from Tottenham but struggled to settle at the club and is reportedly eyeing a move back to his native Scotland.
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