Warnock still wary of the drop
Neil Warnock insists that the newly promoted clubs in the Premier League have not been lulled into a false sense of security.
Last Updated: 25/11/11 7:04pm
Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock insists that the newly promoted clubs in the Premier League have not been lulled into a false sense of security by their promising start to the season.
QPR, Swansea and Norwich City sit in mid-table after defying expectations that they would struggle upon their promotion to the English top flight.
But Warnock, who will take his QPR side to Carrow Road on Saturday, knows that the landscape can change between now and the end of the season.
"We've all acquitted ourselves well, but we're not daft," he said. "We're looking at the bottom three and are hoping to finish above them.
"We might talk a load of rubbish about Europe when we have a few good results, but apart from the top six, from Aston Villa down, everyone's in it.
"I don't see any breakaways. All season it's going to be lose to them, beat them. It'll be up and down all season.
"It's probably the most even division for a long, long time - apart from the top six."
QPR have won three times away from home this campaign, but Warnock believes that his side have still been targeted as the source of Norwich's fourth league win.
"Something always happens to us when we go to Norwich, we have to be wary there. We wrongly had a man sent off last year," he said.
"The crowd are quite vociferous. We haven't had many things go for us at Norwich over the years.
"But it's a great place, I love the club. Norwich have done ever so well, they have some good players.
"It's always a good game against them, they're a footballing team and don't know any other way.
"They're under pressure and, listening to their comments, they see us as the game they want to win.
"We look to win every game and treat nobody differently. We haven't won at Norwich for a while so they'll be feeling buoyant.
"We've acquitted ourselves quite well - we could have had more than four away wins if we'd been a little bit lucky.
"Some teams in our league won't win three all season away from home, but we've done that already.
"It's a great achievement by the boys and that's why we go to Norwich in high spirits."