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  • David Tyrer

Warnock backtracks on comments about 'resting players' vs Man City

According to Cardiff manager Neil Warnock, he wasn't being too serious when he commented over the weekend that he planned to play his U23s against Man City tomorrow.

Following the match against Chelsea, in which Warnock was left fuming after some terrible refereeing calls saw his team lose 3 points, he made the comments.

He said: "I think we can keep the score down at Man City, I think we can keep it to single figures.

"But I might play the reserves down there, it’ll be interesting to see what the journalists think of that."

While he would probably deny it, the chances are Warnock was aggrieved about the Chelsea match, and probably still has a grudge against us for that time - long go - when Rafa Benitez rested a lot of senior players against one of his relegation rivals.

The Cardiff manager has since back-tracked on those comments, saying that he intends to field a strong side.

Speaking ahead of the match today, he said: "I won’t field a weakened side against Liverpool, don’t worry, and I’ll make sure my lads are right up for this one.

"We haven’t got enough (under-23s) and none of the lads want to travel! So I’ve got to stick to the first team."

He then goes on to praise both Jurgen Klopp and Guardiola for the work they've done in raising the levels of the top side in the Premier League this season. Whatever team he puts out, we can't see them getting anything but a serious battering.




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