Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock compares himself to Coronation Street character

Tom Horton, PA
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Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has compared himself to longstanding Coronation Street character Roy Cropper.

Speaking during a press conference, the football manager said: “Up the Roy Cropper.”

Warnock said he used to watch the ITV soap “all the time”, but has since “lost track” of it.

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“I was walking out of here with a carrier bag and I was thinking, ‘I look like’… you know who I mean,” he said.

After struggling to remember the character’s name, Warnock was prompted by a journalist taking part in the press conference.

“That’s it son, Roy Cropper,” he said.

“Well done son. Up the Roy Cropper.”

Coronation Street’s Twitter page responded by sharing a picture of the character, played by David Neilson, next to an image of him.

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Neilson first appeared in Coronation Street in 1995.