NW: WE MUST TAKE OUR OPPORTUNITIES

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Some tough games ahead, but the Gaffer is looking forward to the challenge...

The Bluebirds slipped to their first defeat in four on Saturday, with a somewhat cruel 1-0 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic.

Shortly after the final whistle, Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock offered his thoughts to the assembled press and media. 

“I knew it would be a 'one niller'”, began Neil. “I just thought that we would be the ones who would be able to get the one goal. I was disappointed with the way we conceded, there were one or two errors in midfield which allowed them to get the space in the box and then he [Jordi Gomez] took it well.

“It was a typical away performance from Wigan really; I’m sure they’ll be delighted with it, they slowed the tempo down a lot. You’ve got to take your chances and if you take your chances then you win the game.

“We missed Rickie Lambert a bit, he’s done well for us and he’s been our talisman in the games we’ve played so far; but that’s life in the Championship, you get injuries and you have to get on with it.

“I still thought we created enough chances today though. I thought we could have got a few more decisions for fouls on Anthony Pilkington in particular. 

“I can’t fault the effort, there were a few elementary mistakes for the winning goal, but we had numerous opportunities to put it in the back of the net. Against a team like Wigan you have to take your chances. If they had to come out at us it would have made it a lot easier for us to counter attack and get more goals but it wasn’t to be. 

“We’ve got to look after ourselves now. There are a few tough games coming up but I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

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