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The two have history, to say the least…

Neil Warnock has hit back at full-back Djed Spence after the player posted a cheeky promotion tweet on Saturday evening.

Spence played for Nottingham Forest in the playoff final, helping his side keep a clean sheet and did well going forward from an attacking sense too.

Former Forest manager Chris Hughton brought Spence in on loan at the start of the season, after the 21-year-old fell out with Neil Warnock at Middlesbrough.

Warnock publicly said that Spence would end up at a top club or “non league”, clearly believing that he had a lot of work to do from an attitude perspective.

Neil Warnock vs Djed Spence

And Spence clearly hadn’t forgotten these words when he was celebrating in the dressing room after the 1-0 win over Huddersfield at Wembley.

He posted a picture of himself with a cigar in his mouth, alongside the playoff trophy, and took the opportunity to welcome Warnock to social media.

Neil Warnock vs Djed Spence

Warnock, who only made a Twitter account in the past few weeks, took the jibe well, and was even happy enough with it to reply to Spence.

He wrote: “Well done Djed, I did say you were Premier League or non league, glad you listened and took my advice on board. Now go and enjoy your success. Those cigars won’t do you any good though son…”

Funnily enough, Spence is in not actually a Premier League player as of Sunday morning, as he is technically now back at Middlesbrough, who are still in the Championship.

However, it seems extremely likely that he will be playing in the top-flight next season, be it with Forest or another top club. Manchester United and Arsenal have both been linked with Spence, who has been widely praised for his performances all season.

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