Saturday, February 23, 2013

Leeds United players have apologised to me for poor form - Neil Warnock

Bradford Telegraph & Argus 21/2/13
Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has admitted that some of his players have apologised to him after they had only taken one point from three recent npower Championship games.
In the aftermath of United’s 2-0 home win over Blackpool on Wednesday, the 64-year-old, who has said that he is unlikely to be at Elland Road beyond the end of this season unless they get promotion, said of his players: “They were aware of the situation involving myself, and over the past few weeks a few of them have apologised because we should have had nine points from the three league games before Wednesday night.
“To take just one is criminal but that’s how it is.”
However, he added: “But I can’t fault any of them this time. They gave me everything.
"They say it is never over until the fat lady sings and we have plenty of points to play for.
“We’ve got the best side since I have been here. We’re lacking a Snodgrass or a Thomas to change the game but (Steve) Morison was outstanding and the back lads too – you never saw (Lee) Peltier he was that good.
“People talk about a different manager but can you find another who will get a performance like that out of them?”
Second-half goals by David Norris and Steve Morison gave Leeds their first league win in four games, reviving hopes of a top-six spot.
Warnock said: “I couldn’t pick a star. They were all nine or ten out of ten.
“Paddy (Kenny) made a couple of great saves and I couldn’t see him being beaten.
“We played with a freedom we haven’t shown for a while and go to Blackburn on Saturday in a lot better spirit.”