Warnock prepared for player exits
By Carla Hilton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Neil Warnock admits a player outage could be on the cards if the Blades are relegated.
Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock says he will have to let some players go should the Blades be relegated next month.
The Blades finally achieved promotion to the top flight last season after a 12-year wait, and Warnock spent £5.5million on the likes of Rob Hulse from Leeds United and Claude Davis from Preston in a bid to keep them there.
Although he remains confident that his side can steer clear of the drop zone, Warnock is also bracing himself for a player outage should the Blades be relegated.
"We were very responsible with contracts and the players will have drops in wages if we are relegated," he told the Yorkshire Post.
"That's what you've got to do when you come up so that you don't get into trouble.
"Our wage bill was structured to the Premiership this year and if we get relegated it will be structured to the Championship.
"If we go down, we'll lose players - because there would be players I would want to lose and I'd want to wheel and deal."
Not resigned to relegation, Warnock added his side still have a good chance of survival, saying: "I don't feel as though we're under as much pressure as the other teams."
Ahead of Saturday's crucial tie with fellow strugglers Charlton, Warnock said: "I don't see the game being the relegation decider.
"I think it's possible both of us will get out of trouble."