Rams View On Stewart

Last updated : 21 September 2009 By @blades_mad1889

The deal took place on transfer deadline day with no fee being involved for either player and its quite obvious from the start that Stewart has come to Bramall Lane mealy as back-up for Gary Naysmith and Andy Taylor in the left full-back position.

However the defender has already made his debut, he came on as a substitute replacement for Taylor in the 3-2 defeat at Coventry City a week ago.

By: Chris Smith

Jordan Stewart started off brilliantly at Derby. You'll soon get to know the drill around his amazing engine and athleticism making up for his defensive lapses; but by and large he was really good up to around November last season and scored a couple of screamers to boot. However as the team began to struggle at the back end of the Jewell era, he became increasingly exposed culminating in an horrific afternoon at Turf Moor where he was ran ragged by Chris Eagles.

Fairly early in Nigel Clough's tenure, Jordan lost his place to Jay McEvely who, to be fair, took his chance with both hands (although he was also subsequently replaced as a priority in this summer's transfer window).

It was clear that Clough didn't fancy Jordan and things came to a head when he took issue with Jordan's perceived lack of effort in a behind closed doors friendly (which we lost 0-6 to Leicester!). That was really the end of the road.

In summary I'd say Jordan is an OK Championship full back. His strength is definitely his engine and his weakness is wingers with a trick. Either way, he'll keep you on the edge of your seat!