Warnock welcomes Palace cup run

03 February 2010 06:39
Butterfield, a right-back by trade, was shoved up front for Tuesday night's fourth-round replay against Wolves with manager Neil Warnock short of numbers following administration and the sale of Victor Moses.[LNB]But even Warnock could not have anticipated a stunning six-minute second-half treble from the former Grimsby defender, which dumped out the Premier League side 3-1.[LNB]The immediate reward is a lucrative fifth-round visit from Aston Villa on Valentine's Day which could boost the Selhurst Park coffers by £400,000.[LNB]But the bigger picture could see an investor persuaded to come forward to buy the club that chairman Simon Jordan has been trying to sell since July 2008.[LNB]"It would be about time," said Warnock, who revealed his players were paid January's wages a couple of hours before kick-off.[LNB]"I feel sorry for Simon. He's tried and tried to sell the club. There are not many supporters like him, prepared to throw away £25-35million.[LNB]"He's not coming to games at the moment - I don't know why. I told him he could sit on the bench and no-one would notice him.[LNB]"One or two people blame him for the 10-point deduction but if anyone is going to blame him it should be me for losing 10 points when I thought we could go up. But I don't blame him at all, I know how hard he has worked.[LNB]"So hopefully now someone else will come in. There is excitement here now.[LNB]"We're going back to basics. No prima donnas, none of the stories you see on the front pages these days. This is real football."[LNB]Warnock fended off bids for other players on deadline day, with Nathaniel Clyne turning down a move to Wolves.[LNB]He also used his programme notes to hit out at Chelsea and Fulham for "disgusting" offers for some of the club's youngsters.[LNB]"Clyne nearly went," he added. "I was disappointed with the offer that was accepted but thankfully he didn't want to go.[LNB]"And the money we would have got for him, we have now got from the cup run. You can't blame Wolves for offering two and six."[LNB]Wanderers boss Mick McCarthy saw Karl Henry pull a goal back at the death but took nothing away from Palace.[LNB]"They have used all the negatives that have conspired against them to make it a positive," he said. "They deserve their chance in the next round."[LNB][LNB]

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