Ok, it is only for a month at this stage, but the signing of Ross Barkley on loan represents a major sea change in Warnock's approach. Until now, he has only shown interest in old bangers with plenty of miles on the clock, now he has signed a much more sporty number.
Barkley has oodles of class and, if given his head at Leeds, could be a real game changer. Congratulations to Old Big Gob, it seems he can change a habit of a life time after all! Now all he has to do is pick the boy!