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Daniel Farke: Warnock is a role model for coaches

29 January 2021

Ahead of Middlesbrough’s trip to Carrow Road for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game (12.30pm KO), Daniel Farke discussed his admiration for Neil Warnock.

“I have a lot of respect for Neil Warnock,” he said. “I love characters and he's a role model for a lot of coaches. He's been successful for so many years and the fire still is burning.

“He's always greedy on the sideline but also unbelievably nice to everyone. I look forward to seeing him.

“It will be a tough battle. If there's one team out for a scalp at the top team in an away game, it's a Neil Warnock team. 

“They’re seventh and they want to finish in the top six, they've signed Darnell Fisher and Yannick Bolasie. They've had some injuries in the last few games, but I think their results in the last few games have made our life less easier.”

Norwich are currently six points clear at the top of the Championship table but there’s still a long way to go in the 2020-21 season, Farke added.

“We want to be a member of the top 26 teams in the whole country,” he said. “We are on a good path to finish in the top six of the Championship, it's been the best start after 26 games in the history of this club.

“But we have to keep going. The Championship is about consistency. There are plenty of games to go.

“We were not happy last week. There was disappointment but it's important to find a good balance. Barnsley had their strongest team out and it was a chance for us to rest some key players and give some injured lads a chance for some minutes. 

“We still had a strong team but we had to risk some things. We will now concentrate on our main topic which is the Championship.”

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