‘I can’t see it being a goalless draw’ – QPR boss Warnock

Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock is banking on there being goals at Loftus Road when Norwich City visit the Championship leaders.

The Hoops are already six points clear at the top of the table after an unbeaten start to the season that is yet to see them concede at goal at home in the league.

But the third-place Canaries have their own run to protect, having scored for 32 consecutive away league games – with the mouthwatering clash set to be played out in front of a bumper home crowd and sold out City allocation of 3,100.

'I can't see it being a goalless draw, put it that way,' said Warnock. 'I would imagine there's a good chance that Norwich will penetrate our back line but, having said that, we are always likely to score as well.

'I think there might be plenty of goals in it. I know we've done well results-wise, but I think it's an open league, me.


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'It promises to be the best crowd of the season and it'll be a good football match because both teams will want to win it. No disrespect to your Scunthorpes, but Norwich will come to win it and quite rightly. That's why it makes for a good game. It's fantastic, it's so much better when the away end is full. With it being an old fashioned ground, around 20,000 will make a fantastic atmosphere.'

Both Warnock and City boss Paul Lambert have high flying teams to guide at the weekend – and the Rangers manager believes his side are flattered more by the current Championship standings than last season's League One winners. 'I think it flatters us a bit,' said Warnock. 'We could have lost two or three of these games, so we've done well to get the points on board. We should all be together really, we've been a bit fortunate.

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'And I don't think it flatters them at all by what I've heard. From the reports I've got they are one of the best sides in the league and if you look at the team, there's a number of players you would pick out if you are the opposing manager.

'There are about eight teams we thought pre-season (would be up there) and we thought Norwich would be one of them.

'So I think it's great what they've done. I like Norwich, if I'm honest: good old Delia, the way they play. I think Paul, after their promotion, has signed some good players.'

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