But he has slipped down the pecking order
and despite being handed a clean slate under head coach Steve McClaren, has not unable to force his way into the team.
But when you think at the top of America's pecking order
their leading lady is reality star Kim Kardashian, made famous by a sex tape, what chance does a mere knight of the realm really have?
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And despite one or two changes of plan that pecking order
has now been established with 14 teams comprising the new first division, and 11 making up the new second division.
OUTCAST Denilson's fallen down Arsenal pecking order
The steps there for me are to play for the reserves and try and get ahead of Bert in the pecking order
for a place on the bench.
Hughes has also made initial moves for freed Aberdeen stopper Ryan Esson, who has fallen behind Jamie Langfield in the pecking order
The 21-year-old is down the pecking order
at Ewood Park and could be on the move to newly-promoted Sunderland this summer.
Among those to pay particular attention to are Tony Hamilton, Tom Eaves (pictured), Philip Makin and Paul Mulrennan in the north, Richard Thomas, Frankie McDonald and Hayley Turner in the south, while in Ireland, Catherine Gannon remains near the top of the pecking order
after her success in last year's championship.
The Gloucester scrumhalf was first choice in Andy Robinson's team last autumn but has now fallen down the pecking order
The Trinidad and Tobago international has become fifth-choice striker following the arrival of Dwight Yorke and is also behind Emile Heskey, Mikael Forssell and Clinton Morrison in the pecking order
The Sale Sharks winger retains his place in the England A starting line- up against New Zealand Maori - but is now behind a list of wingers - Jason Robinson, Ben Cohen, Josh Lewsey, James Simpson-Daniel and Tom Voyce - in the pecking order
for the senior side.
His initial drawings were reviewed by architects, then by officials from the Department of Agriculture, until they reached the head of the pecking order
A study of leghorn chickens has linked hormone concentrations in a hen's eggs to her rank in the pecking order
As you've probably heard by now, Cushman & Wakefield is shuffing its herd of ego Buffalos and realigning the pecking order