Huddersfield Town boss Neil Warnock hinted that he wants Reading relegated from the Championship this season.

The veteran, who had famous run-ins with the Royals in the past during his time with Sheffield United and Cardiff City, is looking to guide the Terriers away from danger.

Ending a five-match unbeaten run yesterday with a 1-0 defeat to Swansea City, they sit one point ahead of Noel Hunt's side.

Speaking after the defeat in South Wales, the 74-year-old said: "I didn't think Cardiff played bad earlier, Reading got a point against Burnley. We obviously just played them at the wrong time didn't we?

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"Everyone is playing for something and that's the kind of challenge I thrive on.

"I was disappointed I didn't hear anything from their fans. I asked, have I done something wrong, they're not having a go at me?!

"I had one of the best times of my life at Cardiff with a great chairman. To get automatic promotion was something special. I heard one or two cheers in the Swansea dressing room before the game...but don't forget, in football what goes around comes around. It'll only be a matter of time before Cardiff get a good team together and batter them.

"I hope Cardiff, ourselves and Rotherham survive, so you know who I want to go down."

The most successful manager at second tier level, the Yorkshireman has managed Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers, and Rotherham United in the last decade- all around Reading in the fight for survival.

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Supporters noticed this on social media, adding to the mutual dislike between Reading fans and Warnock.

One said, "He has never liked us as a club. Not usual for a manager of another club to say who they want to stay up or get relegated. We obviously bother him for some reason."

Another added: "Bound to be- he won't want qpr to go down . He will love the final day if he sends us down."

Hunt takes the Royals to Huddersfield on the final day of the season, potentially a straight shoot-out for survival.