Ahead of our Boxing Day trip to Brentford, City manager Neil Warnock addressed the press and media, and began by discussing his selection options ahead of our festive fixtures.
“We haven’t got that many choices at the moment, so in my own mind I basically think I know what my team is going to be. We miss Sol for the Brentford game – the main charge that we were up again was thrown out, which we were delighted with. I don’t think it will happen again, it’s just one of those things that happens every now and then. He’s only had one booking this year, we all get one of those moments.
“Pilkington had a little bit of a back spasm, but he should be okay for Brentford. Jazz Richards is back in training, and we’ll see what happens with him.”
With the Christmas period in everyone's thoughts, Neil admitted he was relishing the thought of tackling some tricky opponents as we head towards the New Year.
“We’ve got some tough matches coming up. You don’t really have a rest, it’s full on from Boxing Day now. We have the FA Cup to come too, but the league matches all seem difficult on paper, though I sometimes think they’re the best ones to have.
“We were disappointed with the results against the top teams, and we feel we can do better, but we have to take more responsibility on the field of play. One clean sheet in twenty one games in not acceptable in any shape or form, so hopefully we can put that to bed soon.”
Watch Neil Warnock's full pre-Brentford press conference in full on Cardiff City Player HD.