Warnock to put Pardew friendship to one side

Last updated : 30 September 2008 By Palace Reporter
Neil Warnock will face upto his friend Alan Pardew in tonight South London derby.

Charlton make the short trip to Selhurst Park and for Warnock his friendship with Pardew will go out of the window for 90 mins.

"I know Alan well. I nearly sent him off in a charity match the other day," joked Warnock. "He did a bad tackle. I had to give him a severe reprimand. I like Alan.

"I see him socially and with our families. Everyone knows about the managers I don't get on with but Alan's not one of those. We've had our rows but we soon put them to bed.

"You don't need any motivation against Charlton. It's a cracking match. It's my first one at home. You go to the Valley and it's difficult and I expect we'll make it difficult for them here. That's how rivalries are.

"Charlton will expect to come and take maximum points because of our position and quite rightly so."