Former QPR boss Neil Warnock has tipped their West London rivals Fulham to be in the final promotion shake up this season.

Warnock, who led the Rs into the Premier League six years ago, is currently riding high with joint Championship leaders Cardiff City, who sit third on goal difference.

He expects the two teams above his, Wolves and Leeds, to be in the mix, but added Fulham into the equation too.

“For me, the six clubs I thought would be up there to start with were Villa, Derby, Fulham, Middlesbrough, Leeds and Wolves,” Warnock told Talskport.

“We've played Wolves and they were very good, although they're spending a lot of money, it's still very even.”

Warnock was also complimentary of Fulham when his Cardiff City side snatched a late draw at Craven Cottage a fortnight ago, when Danny Ward levelled following Ryan Sessegnon's opener.

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"It's a different game to any other in the Championship," he said after the game. "Nobody else plays like Fulham. Fulham will have a good run at some stage. We were playing against a different type of team and we went behind as well, which could have killed a lesser team."

Fulham currently sit 14 in the Championship after a fairly average start, winning two and losing two of their opening eight games, and with a plus one goal difference.

Warnock's old side QPR, meanwhile, sit three places above them in 11, having won three and lost three of their opening eight, with a goal difference of zero.

Fulham are currently fifth favourites for the Championship title – behind Wolves, Middlesbrough, Leeds and Cardiff, whose good start has moved them up the betting.

Most bookies are offering around 14-1 for Slavisa Jokanovic's men to life the title, while they are also fifth favourites, and around 7-2, for promotion.

This is on contrast to May, when Fulham were second in the running for both the title and promotion – reflecting perhaps the fact they they have not quite hit top gear yet.

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