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Warnock: Every Point Is Vital

14 September 2014

A late penalty save from Julian Speroni meant Neil Warnock's side took a point from this game against Burnley and the boss spoke post-match about a player he knows well from his previous spell
at the club. 

"He makes those saves every week, that's why he's been here so long, I think they broke the mould when he came, he's a one off. I don't think I've ever heard him shout and I can tell you he's a gem of a person as well.

"He comes in and trains every day in the right way and he showed what a good player he is as he didn't have a lot to do today and then he pulls off something like that."

Neil has had a couple of weeks training with his new squad since the draw at Newcastle but he has had to contend with injuries and players away on international duty.

"Wilfried came off injured in training on Thursday after he went over on his ankle. All credit to him because I never thought he would make it but in the end he could have scored the winning goal. 

"You could see that Mile Jedinak wasn't himself in the second half, but that's the typical Australian in him. He knew Joe Ledley was struggling with an injury on the bench so he stayed on, but I am sure he will be fine for next week.

"A lot of the lads have been away for internationals so we couldn't work on anything pattern-wise.  Actually Yannick Bolasie didn't come back until 10 o clock on Friday morning. That's ridiculous for me, coming back so near the next game. But that's what we've got to get used to I suppose."

Generally though Neil was pleased with how his lads performed on his first home game back and knows on a different day it could have been more than a point. 

"I didn't think we deserved to lose the game. We had plenty of opportunities in the first half and if one of those goes in, it's a different game

"Every point is vital and like our last game against Newcastle, I'm disappointed we didn't win but in the end, it's a good point."

CLICK HERE to watch his full post-match press conference. 

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