NEIL’S ICY MESSAGE OVER HIS ACE ARON
NEIL Warnock has warned the Icelandic FA that they will have to face the consequences if skipper Aron Gunnarsson is risked in the upcoming international fixtures while struggling with a thigh injury.
The 28-year-old midfielder has been included in Iceland’s squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Turkey and Kosovo, despite the fact that a thigh tear is keeping him out for Cardiff.
And Warnock is adamant that should Gunnarsson aggravate his injury, it will be up to Iceland to foot the bill for his wages.
He said: “He has a tear between his hip and thigh, which you can see on the scan we have. It’s getting better but to play two top games like that when he’s not fit to play for us on Saturday; well, I don’t think he should be travelling.
“It’s such an important game for them, these two. They’re really crucial but if they play him and he (tears it again), we’ll be very, very annoyed.
“So we’ll make sure we send all the medical evidence over and if they play him, we want written agreement that if they see the scans, it’s got to be their responsibility to pay his wages (if he is injured).”
INJURY: Aron Gunnarsson