City embark upon their busy week ahead with a trip to Sunderland, and the Gaffer spoke to the press and media ahead of Saturday’s encounter.
“Every game is winnable and you can lose any game, so it’s just feet on the floor really and give the best we can,” Neil began. “I can’t ask for any more than that and that’s what I said to the players last week, all we can do is play the best we can.
“The lads know we’ve got a good squad and a good team spirit but there are a lot of clubs in our league with a lot more assets having a go and we’ve got to compete with that.
“We’re enjoying the challenge. I know I am, I know the lads are, and that’s why this week is going to be a massive week. I don’t think you get two bigger clubs than the two homes games and Sunderland have got a decent team so we've got a great three games ahead of us really."
There was also good news on the injury front, with a number of first-team players getting ever closer to a return – with Warnock expressing his delight at their progress.
“I spoke to Kadeem (Harris) yesterday, and he’s about three weeks away from full training," said the Gaffer. "He’s very, very pleased with himself and Paterson is like a young pup at the moment.
“Camp is playing again on Monday, so there are a lot of pluses on that field at the moment and we hope that continues. We’ve just got to be careful that we don’t risk anybody that we don’t have to, especially with the squad we’ve got.”
Neil finally focussed on the positive atmosphere around the club ahead of his side’s upcoming fixtures.
“It’s a very good dressing room at the minute," he added. "We’ve got a mixture of young, old and lads who’ve got things to prove.
“We’ve got lads who want to stay in the team and we’ve got lads coming through from injuries that want to try and get in and play, so I can’t ask for any more than that as a manager really.
“I don’t think I’ve got a bad egg, even the people who didn’t leave in the window – their attitude has been fabulous. When you’ve got that with the lads who aren’t in the team then you know you’ve got a chance.
“I’m a big believer in fate and I think fate brought me here. I’ve always liked it here and the fans have got on my back in the past, but respectfully, which is something I like – that banter with the Welsh."