Wednesday, 5 May 2010

2. Steve Warriner

Position : Right back/midfield

Played : 1981-2 to 1982-3

Appearances : 12

Goals : 1

Steve was signed in the summer of 1981 from Newport County where he had featured in their exciting run to the quarter finals of the European Cup-Winners Cup a season earlier. However he didn't break into the Dale side until the tail end of 1981-2 where he made a good impression as an attacking right back. In the game against Northampton he scored the best goal when Dave Thompson beat three men and rolled it for Steve to smack it home from the edge of the box.

He looked set to be an asset but was then sent off in a pre-season game which of course takes some doing. When he was then sent off again in a Milk Cup tie Peter Madden had obviously had enough and quickly replaced him with the stolid Gerry Keenan.

Steve moved on to Tranmere where he played 9 more League games before drifting into obscurity.

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