Neil Warnock held a pre-match press conference on Thursday morning ahead of Friday’s Sky Bet Championship match with Norwich City.
The Bluebirds’ first game of December falls on the Gaffer’s sixty-ninth birthday, and he is expecting a difficult game, despite the Canaries’ recent form.
“Well, you don’t look at things like form,” began the City boss. “We’ve played teams that have been on a fabulous run. The Championship is an unforgiving league really where everyone can beat everyone else.
“You look at [Norwich’s] team sheet, and their form has got to turn sometime because they’ve got good players. We worry more about ourselves than we do opponents at the moment. I think that’s what we’ve got to be like, because if we always look at the opponent’s team sheets, we’re probably underdogs most of the time this year.”
Neil went on to highlight City’s recent injury absentees, explaining that their future return will see the Bluebirds get even stronger as we move into the New Year.
“We are looking to have a strong second half to the season,” he continued. “I think we can get even better than what we’ve done so far. As a team, I mean - whether results get any better, I don’t know.
“Kadeem Harris is a game-changer and we’ve missed that type of player. To lose Ken [Zohore], Mendez [Mendez-Laing] and Gunnars [Gunnarsson] for such a long period, all credit to the players for doing so well.
“That will be like having three new signings. If we can get them fit for the second half of the season then we’re in a good place. When you look at the league table, if we have a half-decent second half of the season, we’ll be in the play-offs - that’s what I look at.”
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