As the target of much abuse over the years Warnock knows he'll be in for some stick when he takes his place in front of the dug out tonight.
"They're the favourites and so they should be with the players in their squad," he said. "I hope he (Alex McLeish) plays the reserves to give us a chance!
"But we can give anyone a game, as we've shown already this season.
"Whether they have got more in their locker than us, I don't know.
"It's a good place. I like St Andrew's, I like going up there. The Brummies, the accent, they give me a little bit of stick on the bench, it's nice."