Premier League dream over for Warnock

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Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has admitted his dream of managing in the Premier League again has been wrecked by the club's slide into administration.

Palace gave Championship leaders Newcastle a real fright a day after their plight worsened, and Warnock headed south for a meeting with joint-administrator Brendan Guilfoyle in the dark as to his own future and the implications for his squad.

Warnock said: "I am disappointed because in all honesty, I don't think I have seen a better team than us over the season and I think we could have gone up, so I am bound to be disappointed, at 61, that I have not got a chance of going up when I want to."

Warnock was told not to play star forward Victor Moses in Wednesday night's 2-0 defeat at St James' Park - he later insisted he would have been dropped anyway - as a series of suitors prepare to make their moves.

He added: "I don't feel we ought to decimate the squad. Yes, if he [the administrator] has got problems, Victor and the odd one other, but if we are talking four or five, then I can't walk across the water just yet.

"It's difficult playing in the Championship with eight players. I would find it very difficult to put a team out with eight players."

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