Warnock: Derby is as tough as you'll get

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Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City head to Derby County this weekend looking for an eighth straight victory in the Sky Bet Championship.

With Aston Villa and Fulham playing on Saturday, the Bluebirds could open up a ten-point gap on second place going into this month’s international break with eight fixtures remaining thereafter.

But despite momentum being in City’s favour and optimism at an all-time high, the Gaffer was quick to point out the many ‘if’s and but’s’ in the above equation heading to Gary Rowett’s fifth placed County.

He said: “We don’t kid ourselves, I think it’ll be as tough as you get: Derby away. It’ll probably be the toughest game we’ve had in a long time on Sunday.

“It’s a lovely stadium [Pride Park] and there’ll be a fabulous crowd; I always like going there and enjoyed going to the old Baseball Ground too. They are good football people [at Derby].”

Tuesday evening’s 3-1 victory at Brentford bolstered the Bluebirds second place points tally, though with nine games remaining and 27 points on offer, there’s still plenty to play for.

To that point, Neil reflected: “It’s a nice feeling; the lads couldn’t have done any more for me [during the current run] and you can see they’re enjoying it. You can see they’re fighting for each other.

“They’ve all been hard games, but we’ve managed to come through.

"I always smile when everybody else comes up with the statistics, but you can never be sure about anything in the Championship.”

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