NEIL’S ICY MES­SAGE OVER HIS ACE ARON

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paul Ed­di­son

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

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