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Neil Warnock Defends Playing Entire Reserve Team Against Newcastle

7 years ago

Despite protests to the contrary, Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock certainly won hands down when it came to which manager was trying their best to get OUT of the League Cup.

While Alan Pardew made ‘only’ six changes from the team that got that late draw with Hull, Warnock didn’t pick a single player who started their excellent win over Everton at the weekend.

The Palace manager admits he may get criticised but reading what he had to say, I don’t think he’ll be losing too much sleep after exiting the League Cup;

“I asked the players to give me everything, I know I changed a complete team and I could get criticised but I felt it was appropriate.

“We worked really hard for two days on how I wanted then to play. That was with a bit of freedom, pace and enthusiasm, and I thought we did that in abundance.

“I have never seen a team put in so much effort as I did at Everton on Sunday and get the rewards, so now we have another tough game against Leicester so the same players couldn’t do that again against Newcastle.

“I am glad I changed it because the players who did play, showed me what they can do. We have got a decent squad.

“It was a good old-fashioned cup tie. I was determined to have a good go and that’s what we want to do this season.”


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