Warnock Calls Upon Law Of Averages

Last updated : 13 December 2002 By Rob Cooper
United boss Neil Warnock
United boss Neil Warnock
Neil Warnock is hoping the law of averages will help his side do the impossible on Saturday - score against the Royals.

Reading have not conceded in seven matches and the United boss believes it is high time that that record came to an end.

"They've not conceded in the last six or seven matches and I'm hoping the law of averages means we will score on Saturday," said Warnock speaking to the Sheffield United Official Site.

The free-scoring Bramall Lane based side have netted an impressive thirty-three times so far this season. On the other hadn the Royals have by far and away the best defensice record having conceded just fourteen, making tomorrow's game an interesting battle between the defence and the attack.

Despite Reading's recent good run of form United are sure to provide a tough game at the Madejski Stadium tomorrow. The Blades are also flying-high this season and are poised just two places behind the Royals.

Having completed his pre-game homework, Warnock believes his side can win if they play to their abilities.

He added: "Reading are on a successful run and Alan deserved his manager of the month award, but we can go to the Madejski and win of we play to our full potential.

"Pardew has continued with a system that has been successful to him, one striker and quick on the counter attack. It is different to what we are used to but we will have to act against it.

"We've displayed flair and enterprise against Sunderland and backs to the wall and solid defending against Leicester and I am pleased with both performances - it shows we are capable of any eventuality."