Imposing central defender who signed on a season-long from Stoke City for the 2010-11 campaign.
While few get the better of him in an aerial challenge, the Senegal international’s distribution can let him down at times.
But he is a whole-hearted performer and a major threat from set-pieces, as well as a fearsome opponent for strikers in a physical battle.
Former clubs: St Etienne, Brentford, Reading, Stoke City.
Date of birth: 22/1/81
Height: 6ft 3in