Warnock hits back at fans

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Manager Neil Warnock stuck to his guns last night as Leeds fans called for him to leave his position after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough.

The North-east club picked up their first points of 2013 thanks to Curtis Main’s 81st-minute header, condemning the Whites to another miserable away day this season.

Not for the first time, supporters chanted “Warnock, time to go” at their veteran manager, angry at a failure to take chances as they slipped eight points adrift of the play-offs.

Ex-Sheffield United boss Warnock, though, insisted it was a string of open-goal misses and not a fault on his part that was causing the problems, with Ross McCormack the guilty party.

“Unless I run on the pitch and put the chances, I don’t know what to do,” he said.

“It’s frustrating. The last three open goals (in games against Cardiff, Wolves and Middlesbrough) are not difficult chances. I thought Middlesbrough were there for the beating.

“We had a great opportunity to take the lead and don’t know how we didn’t take it.

“We should be talking about three wins and be right in there.”