Warnock has been outstanding for Villa since his August arrival from Blackburn Rovers.
"I'm sure I'll get a bit of stick when I go there but hopefully it will all be lighthearted and not too heavy," Warnock told the Birmingham Mail
"The rivalry is very strong. They had a very intense derby the other week. They like their football there.
"The Bolton game was the kind of performance we've been threatening and it was a great result."