Warnock: "Stand up and be counted"


Neil Warnock’s pre-Birmingham City press conference took place at The Vale Resort on Thursday morning.

“We’ve got two really tough home games now; Birmingham City are flying and then we’ve got local rivals Bristol City,” began Neil. “We’ve only had six home games so far – and the crowd have been fabulous at them.

“Birmingham play a style that is very difficult to break down. It'll be a test for us.”

The Gaffer gave an in-depth squad update during his press conference, starting with Curtis Nelson and Sol Bamba who featured for our U23 side on Monday evening.

“Curtis (Nelson) has been unlucky really, and Sol (Bamba) is getting back to fitness. We were always told November with him. Monday’s game did him the world of good.

“There are still parts of the game where you can see that he needs to brush up on, but it’s good to have him back amongst the squad.

“Jazz (Richards) also played Monday, but he’s a little way off currently. He works so hard in rehab and has been disappointed to have so many setbacks.

“There isn’t much light at the moment with Tommo (Lee Tomlin). Although he’s had an injection, he still isn’t feeling right. He hasn’t trained for the best part of ten days. I’ll know more today.

“Junior (Hoilett) did some light training. He’s still got a little bit of fluid in the area but there is no tear. Hopefully another couple of days will bring him back into contention.

“Robert Glatzel is out for a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury. He’s had some tough luck so far. The rest will hopefully do him some good.

“Wardy and Omar (Bogle) now have to take the gauntlet. 

“People have got to stand up and be counted. We’ve just got to get on with it as a squad.”