QPR boss Warnock delighted at Norwich City’s promotion

Queens Park Rangers boss Neil Warnock says he is delighted the Canaries have been promoted to the Premier League.

Writing in his Independent column before Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Leeds, the manager of the Championship title-winners hailed the “magnificent achievement” of Paul Lambert and his team.

Rangers learned on Saturday that they would not be docked points over transfer irregularities relating to the signing of Alejandro Faurlin in 2009, but they were fined �875,000 when they were found guilty of two out of seven charges. Said Warnock: “I was driving listening to the football commentaries on Monday and although I could not believe Cardiff lost, I was not at all surprised that Norwich won at Portsmouth to clinch automatic promotion afterwards.

“To get two promotions in two years is no mean achievement. I was fortunate to do the same with Notts County when we came up from the second division. People talk about establishing yourself when you have been promoted, but when you get on a run it’s a great feeling and you do feel you can win every time. That they have scored so many late goals shows how good the spirit has been. I’m delighted to see them come up. It’s a lovely club. I love Delia and her mother, she’s been so supportive of the club through difficult times, she really deserves this. So do the fans. I was listening to Talksport and they were talking about our case. Three Norwich fans came on. They were all pleased they’d gone up but didn’t want to win the Championship by default and wished us luck in the outcome.”