Warnock expects ups and downs

QPR, Swansea and Norwich sit in mid-table in the Premier League

following promotion but Warnock, who takes QPR to Carrow Road on

Saturday, knows the landscape can change between now and the end of

the season. “We’ve all acquitted ourselves well, but we’re not

daft,” he said. “We’re looking at the bottom three and are hoping

to finish above them. “We might talk a load of rubbish about Europe

when we have a few good results, but apart from the top six, from

Aston Villa down, everyone’s in it. “I don’t see any breakaways.

All season it’s going to be lose to them, beat them. It’ll be up

and down all season. “It’s probably the most even division for a

long, long time – apart from the top six.” QPR have won three times

on the road this season, but Warnock believes his side have still

been targeted as the source of Norwich’s fourth Premier League

victory. “Something always happens to us when we go to Norwich, we

have to be wary there. We wrongly had a man sent off last year,” he

said. “The crowd are quite vociferous. We haven’t had many things

go for us at Norwich over the years. “But it’s a great place, I

love the club. Norwich have done ever so well, they have some good

players. “It’s always a good game against them, they’re a

footballing team and don’t know any other way. “They’re under

pressure and, listening to their comments, they see us as the game

they want to win. “We look to win every game and treat nobody

differently. We haven’t won at Norwich for a while so they’ll be

feeling buoyant. “We’ve acquitted ourselves quite well – we could

have had more than four away wins if we’d been a little bit lucky.

“Some teams in our league won’t win three all season away from

home, but we’ve done that already. “It’s a great achievement by the

boys and that’s why we go to Norwich in high spirits.” Heidur

Helguson is doubtful for the match because of an eye injury and

Warnock hopes the Iceland striker will be fit. “Heidur has a

massive lump that’s now developed into a black eye,” he said. “It’s

the hazard of being a big centre forward. He’s been doing ever so

well and we don’t want to be without him. “You want to leave things

alone when they’re doing well.”