Cardiff City Manager, Neil Warnock, spoke to the assembled press and media at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday to reflect on the Bluebirds' FA Cup Third Round exit.
The City boss expressed his disappointment in the 2-1 home defeat to fellow Championship side Fulham, but set his sights firmly on the future challenges now lying in wait for his men.
“We had five changes," began the boss. "Aron Gunnarsson hasn’t had a break since the Euros and Ken Zohore had a little knock in training, and so we didn’t really want to involve them.
“I think it’s a sad aspect when you have to play a weakened team. The FA Cup’s a great competition, but there are other priorities now. Bristol City on the horizon is a vitally important game.”
Warnock went on to praise eighteen year old Academy prospect, Mark Harris, who came on for his Cardiff City debut on Sunday, having earlier signed his first professional contract.
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“It was good to see Mark Harris get his debut and also see Jazz Richards’ first game in a long time. It was good for them. I think you’ll see a different game against Fulham when we play them again next month.
“I’ve seen enough today to know we can give them a far better game, and I’ll be looking forward to that.”
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