Warnock ready for 2011
Neil Warnock is delighted to be coming into the second half of the season with QPR top of the table.
Last Updated: 28/12/10 3:56pm
Queens Park Rangers boss Neil Warnock admits he is delighted to be coming into the second half of the season after finishing the first on top of the table.
QPR hold top spot in the Championship going into 2011 on the back of a 2-0 win at Coventry City.
The omens are therefore good for Rangers, as only twice have the leaders at the turn of the year failed to achieve promotion.
"I'm glad we're on the downhill now, we've played 23 games come today and I'm delighted because it does seem to be a long season so far," he said.
"But at least we can now look towards the end of the season.
"January is obviously important, a few clubs will be bringing players in."
Warnock, though, does not see heavy investment at Loftus Road, adding: "I don't see too much happening at QPR if I'm honest. The owners would prefer
me to bring in a loan signing rather than spend any money at this stage."
He has though underlined his desire to keep on-loan Spurs full-back Kyle Walker, who played a huge part in the opening goal at the Ricoh Arena as it was his cross that Kieren Westwood turned into his own net.
"I've spoken to Harry a number of times and they're very, very happy that he's
playing games," he said.
"He's not going to get in their team at the moment and the next best thing is to go somewhere he can learn his trade and come up against different wingers.
"I believe, and Harry does the same, that he's better playing games, unless a Premier League club came in and offered millions.
"There's very much a chance (that we'll be able to keep him for the rest of
the season). I'll be speaking to Harry again."
Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd felt his side were hard done by and should have taken something from the match.
"There are a lot of positives to take," he said.
"I thought we dominated the game for long spells, particularly in the first half, but you've got to take your chances when you're on top.
"QPR have got the quality and experience to win a game when not playing particularly well. That's what we want to do.
"We aspire to be at the top, we aspire to be the best team in the league and at the moment they're doing that.
"We said at the start of the season this would be a benchmark for how far we've come and two defeats against first and second shows we're clearly not ready to be first and second.
"But why would we be when we finished 17th, 19th and 21st over the last three years?"