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Villa hero Dublin urges Warnock to make most of World Cup experience

Aston Villa hero Dion Dublin says Stephen Warnock will be a better player for his World Cup experience.

Dublin reckons Warnock should savour the experience, even if he doesn't kick a ball during the showpiece.

"Stephen Warnock will just be grateful that he made it into the squad because it was a tight call between him and Leighton Baines," Dublin told Villa's website.

"He knows he has been picked to provide back-up for Ashley Cole and that his only chance is if anything happens to Cole.

"It might be the case that he doesn't get on to the field at all and if that happens then I'm sure it will be a bit frustrating.

"But just being in and around that squad will help him learn, gain great confidence and give him experience of pressure situations which could help him in his club career at Villa further down the line."

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