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Ipswich boss Jewell: QPR's Warnock wanted 'to do me'

New Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell has revealed that his QPR counterpart Neil Warnock wanted him done back in Jewell's playing days.

Ahead of the Tractor Boys' trip to Loftus Road on Tuesday night, Jewell said that when Warnock was boss at Huddersfield Town, he told some of his players to 'do a job' on the Bradford City striker.

"I first came across Neil when I was a striker at Bradford, and Neil was manager of Huddersfield," said Jewell.

"Neil was asking someone to do me. I went over and told him to handle it himself. He ended up under the piano with the lid down.

"We had a few words, but it's all forgotten now.

"If you look beyond his antics, Neil Warnock is a nice bloke."

Jewell has guided Ipswich to a six-match unbeaten run since he took the reins from Roy Keane in early January and is certainly looking to get the Portman Road club into a playoff position.

"I want the fans to be talking about the playoffs. That's what I want," he added.

"But we have to be realistic also. Much of the work being done is with a view to next season also."

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