warm the bench

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Synonyms for warm the bench

be out of the game

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McCarthy said he hoped Scolari would see the benefit of the player gaining valuable experience in the Championship rather than have him warm the bench in the Premier League.
I didn't come here to warm the bench and I don't believe I should be left out now.
In Clippers training camp, House again is in limbo as to whether he will be in the team's nine-man rotation or warm the bench.
Benito Carbone agreed to warm the bench, but Sheffield Wednesday are still bringing up the rear after another home defeat to Everton, Nick Barmby and Scot Gemmill settling it with two strikes in four first-half minutes.
The Rangers left-back was expected to warm the bench for the entire season after the pounds 5million summer arrival of Holland World Cup star Arthur Numan.
The former Kilmarnock winger has made just five starts since arriving in August and has been forced to warm the bench.
Keeping Sahin to warm the bench would have made little sense considering his PS90,000 per week wages.
It's part of the job I occasionally warm the bench.
Experienced players and World Cup stars warm the bench, it is just not good enough.
It's simple: Stay and be a hero - or go and warm the bench in Barcelona.
1 could be in jeopardy if he continues to warm the bench in the Championship.
When Tony Warner arrived at Cardiff City from Millwall he quickly stressed he was not at Ninian Park to warm the bench.