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Neil Warnock: Cardiff players 'visibly shocked' by helicopter crash

The Bluebirds players were disembarking from the plane that had taken them to Anfield last Saturday when the shocking news came through.

'It was surreal last weekend, we were just landing from Liverpool - we flew to Liverpool - and the news came round and it was just an eerie situation for everyone,' said Warnock at his Friday press conference.

'I've not really felt like that before. Our players were visibly shocked.

'It was a hell of a day for me, what with Glenn Hoddle (who suffered a heart attack) earlier in the day.'

Warnock wondered whether or not Saturday's game against Leicester would go ahead and revealed although he's now happy to be playing, the club would have supported whatever decision their opponents had made.

'Originally I didn't think the game would go ahead and if I'm totally honest I was hoping it wasn't going to go ahead,' Warnock added.

'Monday and Tuesday this week, it was too emotional.

'But I understand now where they are and I think it's a good decision to go ahead with it now because you've got to move on and you've got to get people back to normality as soon as possible.

'Their players and our players will appreciate they can give 90 minutes and get it out of their system.

'Life is on such a slender edge and you sometimes take things for granted. I know it's just a football match and it puts things into perspective, promotion and relegation and all that.

'I think if I'd been the manager of Leicester, I'd have wanted the lads to play to get their mind on other things because it's such a turmoil. The whole football community have felt the shock and everything that's gone with it.

"We just made sure they were aware whatever they wanted to do, we would support 100 per cent.'

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