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Neil Warnock: Wolves fans spurred me on

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Neil Warnock said the Wolves fans spurred him on after Cardiff ran out 2-1 winners at Molineux.

Neil Warnock celebrates at full time at Molineux (© AMA / Sam Bagnall)

The Bluebirds boss got a typically raucous reception from the home supporters but had the last laugh after goals from Joe Ralls and ex-Wolves youngster Nathaniel Mendez-Laing kept Cardiff top of the table.

The home supporters gave the veteran boss plenty of stick during the game, which Warnock said he revelled in.

Warnock said: "It were just a cracking game – a typical Championship match which I love.

"I said to the fourth official just before half time, 'cracking game isn't it?'...he thought I was going to shout at him I think!

"It was two sides really having a go at each other. We didn't come to defend, we came to attack as much as we could.

"Obviously we had to have a plan because Wolves have steamrollered every team they've played so far.

"We wanted to press them everywhere, not just high up. We had to forego a full back into midfield, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing played wing-back at times.

"I thought it worked well and we shaded it.

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"I'm pleased that we dug in, especially when you lose the goal as well which gives them the impetus and the crowd, it's a great crowd at Molineux and you can see how much they love me. I revel in that, it spurs me on if anything.

"We won as a team, we haven't got any stars."

The win extended league leaders Cardiff's 100 per cent record.

Warnock added: "Let's enjoy it. I'm going to enjoy it – I haven't got long left. I want to enjoy football as it is today – you go away talking about the game, wow, the tackles, the headers, everything. I just thought it was great. That's why I love the Championship. I don't think I could manage in Portugal.

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"I think Wolves have seen a good side today. They'll probably spend another £20m or £30m in January won't they?

"I think Wolves is a good club and it's nice to see them like this. They've been in the doldrums for quite a lot of years. It's a good atmosphere and they always give me a good welcome. I've never been a banker, I think that's what they were calling me?

"I said to one of the young lads outside who wanted an autograph 'you'll be going home disappointed tonight son'. Another guy a big mouth, shouted to me 'Warnock you've no chance today'. I said 'well you come and see my after when I'm getting on the bus'...but I bet he's not there!"

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers
@tim_spiers_Star

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living

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