Cardiff players paid a touching tribute to Emiliano Sala before their first home match since his disappearance.
The Cardiff striker remains missing, alongside one other, after a plane carrying both passengers, disappeared.
The Argentinian forward, who signed for the Welsh side in a club-record £15million had returned to France to say goodbye to team-mates ahead of starting his Cardiff career.
Premier League side Cardiff are ‘still praying’ for positive news on the striker, while the French club said ‘Wherever you are, we think of you.’ Football fans from both countries have continued to pay tribute as the search continues.
A visibly emotional Warnock walked around the pitch to celebrate with supporters at the end of the Bluebirds’ first home game since new signing Emiliano Sala went missing when the plane he was on disappeared while crossing the English Channel on January 21.
“It has been a very emotional 10 days and it just got to me at the end,” Warnock told BT Sport.
“I said to the lads: ‘I know he’s not here today, but Emiliano would have been proud of us all today.’
“I thought they [the players] were amazing. I thought they were at Arsenal – I was disappointed we didn’t win the other night.
“We worked on the system and what we were going to do, and I thought it worked an absolute treat.
“We knew they’d have a lot of possession, they’ve got some good players. They’ve got something like £86million worth of players on the bench – we had about three [£3m worth of players on the bench]!”