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Warnock set for talks on future
Published : 18 Feb 2010 08:37:44
Warnock has this week admitted his position is uncertain after the Eagles went into administration and were deducted 10 points, plunging them into the relegation scrap. And with mega-rich west Londoners QPR apparently casting glances in his direction, the 61-year-old could be forgiven for deciding the grass is greener on the other side of the Thames. Reading's 3-1 win at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night left the Eagles outside the bottom three on goal difference alone. Warnock once again refused to comment on speculation linking him with a move, but his position should become clearer after talks with administrator Brendan Guilfoyle, who has said he will resist any offer for the manager. "I'm not going to comment on what he's said. I'll be speaking to him tomorrow morning," said Warnock. "Until I speak to him then I haven't got a clue about that." Simon Church hit a well-taken double either side of Jimmy Kebe's strike to secure a fourth straight Championship win for the resurgent Royals. Warnock was irritated by his side's defending, and in typical style also threw in a word or two about referee Dean Whitestone for good measure. "I don't enjoy losing - I've still gone in to see the ref tonight and tried to educate him, they were conning fouls" he added. "Goals change games and you can't legislate for schoolboy defending. If we defend like that we won't beat anybody." Substitute Sean Scannell pulled one back for Palace but they could not prevent Reading leapfrogging them out of the drop zone and up to the heady heights of 18th place. "We knew it was a big game because of where it could put us in the table and I'm pleased with our performance because this is a tough, tough place to come," said manager Brian McDermott. "Churchy got two goals but the whole squad stepped up tonight - our resolve was excellent. "We're proud as a group of our run but the players are the ones who have to play and compete - and they are playing some good football too." It could have been so different had keeper Adam Federici not somehow kept out a point-blank volley from Darren Ambrose after just five minutes. "Goalkeepers can win games too," added McDermott. "It was a great save."