Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock addressed the press and media on Thursday morning ahead of Cardiff City’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

“I always get a nice warm welcome and that spurs me on,” Neil began. “We’ve always had that rivalry in Sheffield and it’s healthy, there’s nothing wrong with it. Just good camaraderie between the two clubs.

“I like Hillsborough and if you take the stick in the right way, it’s great. You need that relationship between fans and management.

“A good sense of humour can be few and far between at times. I know I’ll get stick but I want my team to do my talking for me.

“We’ll be under the cosh quite a lot and with the team they’ve got and a full house. We’ll have to stand up.”

Warnock, manager of Wednesday’s city rivals Sheffield United between 1999-2007, also gave a status update on a number of squad members ahead of the Easter fixtures.

“We’ve assessed (Sol) Bamba and I think he’ll be out for the season now,” Neil stated. “His only chance will be the last couple of games.

“(Lee) Peltier is training really well and I’m toying with the idea of using him tomorrow. But I just don’t want to risk anything. He’ll definitely be available for Monday if not Friday.

“Rickie (Lambert) is training well and we didn’t use him last weekend, I wanted someone to run into the channels so I put (Anthony) Pilkington on. Rickie will be in the squad on Friday.”