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Warnock: "We've got to enjoy the moment"

"I think it'll be a good game," says the Gaffer...

29 September 2017

Neil Warnock sat down and spoke to the media on Friday morning ahead of the Bluebirds’ encounter with Derby County on Saturday afternoon.

“I don’t think you can replicate something like Tuesday night," Neil began. "It was just the atmosphere, wasn’t it?

“It’s not going to be dark, with the floodlights flashing and the zip on the pitch. It had all the ingredients, that. This is going to be a Saturday afternoon against a good team in Derby. 

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“I think it’ll be a good game, but it’ll be more of a chess game than the other night – I think the other night was gung-ho after the first ten minutes. So we’re never going to replicate something like that, you’ve just got to try and be professional and try and come away with the right result." 

Neil went onto discuss Saturday’s opposition, highlighting the importance of a good result.

"I like Gary Rowett, he’s one of my favourite managers, and I think he’s one of the best young managers around.

“When you look at the team sheet – they’ve got people like Nugent, Vydra, Weimann and Bradley Johnson – it’s just a squad full of talent. 

“I thought they would be up there in that top few but there’s a long way to go yet and I still think they can be up there. 

“You look at what’s happened to Villa in the last few weeks, everybody was doom and gloom about them a few weeks ago – but that’s the Championship. You’re quite capable of winning three or four games on the trot, or losing three or four on the trot, so that’s why we have just got to enjoy it while we can.” 

Neil finally spoke about the depth within his current squad and how he plans to use every player throughout the remaining eight months of the season. 

“Bryson has been fantastic for us – but I think the others have too. Loic Damour during the first goal of Tuesday, I thought he was brilliant - the way he won the ball and played a great through ball. He’s been a little find, has Loic from the second division in France. It just shows, and Sol coming in to do a job, I thought he was excellent in what he did.

“We have got good players that can come in like Wardy, Feeney and Tomlin. I feel a bit sorry for Tomlin at the minute as well because he is doing really well in training, like Wardy, and he will be involved. 

“He is very much a big part of the Club because we’ll need all of the lads before the end of the season, it just the matter of keeping them all happy."


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