Warnock: No discipline issue
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Neil Warnock has dismissed suggestions of a discipline problem at Sheffield United.
Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock has dismissed suggestions of a discipline problem in his squad.
Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny hit the headlines earlier this week after getting involved in a brawl outside a curry house.
Alan Quinn recently admitted that he had a fight over a game of pool in February which resulted in a drinker needing hospital treatment.
Reports also surfaced last month of a training ground bust-up between Claude Davis and Ade Akinbiyi, but Warnock has defended the behaviour of the vast majority of his squad.
When asked if there was a discipline issue at Bramall Lane, Warnock replied: "I don't think so.
"But the lads have to learn if you are a professional footballer in the Premier League then you are news.
"There are only Paddy and Alan who have got involved in problems, and they should have been avoided."
Warnock is to speak with Kenny, although he believes the 27-year-old was not to blame for the incident which left his eyebrow bitten off and bruising and swelling around the eye.
"You obviously don't like things like this, and if Paddy had been the offender then I would be more concerned," Warnock commented.
"But I don't believe this particular incident was Paddy's fault. His only fault was going out where he shouldn't have done.
"I've told Paddy in the past not to go out in Halifax, and all of a sudden he is back out there. It's not a coincidence.
"He won't be going out in Halifax again. I'll be making my point clear to him on that."