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QPR boss Neil Warnock not against Adel Taarabt move at right price

QPR manager Neil Warnock would drive Adel Taarabt to France himself if Paris St Germain offered £20million for the maverick forward.

Gillespie acts as Warnock's advocate

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Blunted Blades stay on top

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Warnock seeks elixir to restore weary Shipperley

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Shipperley gets the nod to keep Blades buoyant

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Carlisle seals Watford collapse

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Unsworth makes patience pay as Blades set the pace

Webber's last-gasp goal stuns Preston

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Lively Ifill makes life awful for Leicester

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