Warnock: "It’s a great three points"
Neil Warnock spoke to the assembled press and media following City’s sixth consecutive victory, against Birmingham City, on Saturday afternoon.
“It’s a great three points,” the Gaffer began. “It’s difficult to keep winning when you’re playing Saturday/Tuesday but I thought we did ever so well.
“We had some great chances. We could have won by five or six today but once the referee makes the penalty decision it gave them (Birmingham) a lift.
“We’ve deserved the six-game run. We were disappointed with the draw at Millwall. We set a points target for the play-offs and we’re there after this win.
“The games we’ve got left are difficult. We’ve got to go away to a lot of the big teams and you can see the effort the lads put in against Birmingham. We played good football, and could have made it easier for ourselves but hopefully we’ve saved up the goals for when we need them.”
Warnock went onto to praise the influence of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Marko Grujić.
“I thought he (Mendez-Laing) did really well on Tuesday night against Barnsley, hitting the post. In training he’s been on fire - probably the best finisher out of all of the lads. I said to him in training that we need his last ten games to be like his first ten games then we’ve cracked it. He’s an exciting player and he’s got his confidence back. It’s all about confidence.
“I thought (Marko) Grujić played his game for us too, he dominated in the middle and in the air.”