After securing a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday evening, Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City welcome Paul Heckingbottom’s Barnsley to Cardiff City Stadium this Saturday.
Speaking ahead of the weekend’s clash with the Tykes, the City boss gave his thoughts on the win over Wanderers and what will be a stern test for his side this Saturday.
“I thought we were a lot more positive in the second half,” Neil began. “I think the early goal knocked us a little bit. That was the hardest part of the game when they scored, because I thought we could have lost it then. But once we got over that, I was quite confident that we could change it.”
The Cardiff manager expects a tough match against Barnsley, but he believes not many teams relish the prospect of coming up against his Bluebirds.
“You very rarely win two on the trot, but we’ll be trying for that. I know how difficult it’s going to be because they have got very, very good players. Conor Hourihane, who I recommended to about eight clubs when he was at Plymouth, is their Peter Whittingham.
“Our back four is going to have to be on guard, and we’re going to have to try and find a way around them.
"I think we’re capable of beating anybody, home and away at any stage. It’s not a matter of believing, it’s just the players playing to their potential, every one of them.”
Warnock concluded: “I think we’re quite a force. I don’t think many people would want to play us.”