Neil Warnock: We'll be very annoyed if Iceland play Aron Gunnarsson
By Jordan Cronin
Last Updated: 29/09/17 1:40pm
Cardiff City boss has hit out at Iceland by demanding they pay Aron Gunnarsson's wages if he features in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Gunnarsson missed the Bluebirds' 2-1 victory over Leeds United in midweek through injury, and will miss Saturday's clash with Derby County.
Despite carrying a knock, the Icelandic FA has asked the Gunnarsson to travel to Reykjavik to assess his injury themselves ahead of their games against Turkey and Kosovo.
And Warnock is furious by the decision - saying Cardiff will be 'very, very annoyed' if he features.
Speaking ahead of their home tie with Derby, Warnock said: "Gunnars will travel to Iceland because they want their own medical people to see him, which we're not really happy about.
"It's such an important game for them, these two, they're really crucial, but if they play him we'll be very, very annoyed.
"So we'll make sure we send all the medical evidence over and if they play him we want written agreement if they see the scans that it's got to be their responsibility to pay his wages. I don't see why we should if they gamble on him."
Warnock furthered his frustration by suggesting that Gunnarsson, who has made 201 appearances for the Welsh club, could put his Cardiff future in jeopardy if his injury gets worse on international duty.
"He's captain isn't he? But if he rips it completely and his contract's up (in the summer of 2018) it's not going to be very good for himself is it.
"We have no choice in this and I'm sure they'll try him to get to play on one leg.
"But I've let Gunnars know about how I feel about the situation."