Warnock: We're relishing the challenge
Neil Warnock held a pre-match press conference on Friday morning, looking ahead to Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Hull City.
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The Gaffer began by looking forward to returning to home soil this weekend and coming up against Hull, who’ve enjoyed a resurgence under newly-appointed boss, Nigel Adkins.
“It’s the nature of the game,” began Neil. “I’ve known Nigel a long time really. When he first started he was a physiotherapist up at Scunthorpe, one of my old clubs. He’s done very well and he’ll be looking forward to the challenge.
"[Hull City] are a big club and they’ve got some good players - they’re the top scorers in the league apart from Wolves. If Morrison isn’t fit to play, our back line is going to be tested severely.
"Rather that worry about things like that, we’ve got to relish it. I say to my players every week it’s about the challenge. Forget where we are in the league, we’re underdogs most of the time. I think there’ll be a good crowd, as we’ve discounted the tickets too, and hopefully it will be a good game.”
The City boss went on to explain just how much he relishes the festive period, as he called for the Bluebirds faithful to play their part over the next month.
“I think Christmas is always important,” he continued. “I do relish Christmas - I think it’s a fabulous time for supporters and I love it, if I’m honest. I was putting up the tree and decorations the other day, getting frustrated and wishing the missus was there when they kept falling off!
“Yesterday we had the Christmas dinner with all of the players and staff with our jumpers on. It’s lovely time of year for families to get out and about, watch your team play and get on the motorway to the away games too. I think it’s a special time.”