Jones not phased by Warnock's mind games

Last updated : 15 November 2008 By Michael Morris
As a man who thrives on the attention from the media Warnock, fair play to him, is always up for the banter from away supporters.

Today he brings his Crystal Palace side to face City at Ninian Park. Dave Jones is well aware of what to expect from Warnock and his side today.

"Neil gets burdened with a reputation that his teams are always big, strong and direct," said Jones.

"That's not always true. He doesn't have one way of playing and will adapt his teams to play to their strengths.

"His teams are no more physical than mine are. We can be as physical as we want to be or need to be. We've had to dig in at times and we are capable of doing that.

"I have a lot of time for Neil. He plays up to the media a lot, but that's part of his game plan. He always tries to throw a spanner in the works and play mind games.

"The one thing I do know is, whatever team he puts out will be tough and hard to play against."

Mark Kennedy, the former Palace full back, is expected to replace the suspended Miguel Comminges. Michael Chopra is ready for his Ninian Park debut (part 2) but will Ross McCormack be fit? Personally I don't think so. In my view Eddie Johnson will start up front with Chopra but we'll have to wait and see.

Don't forget that this match is the featured game on ITV's "The Championship" on Sunday morning.