Neil Warnock held a pre-match press conference on Friday morning, ahead of the Bluebirds’ weekend trip to face Burnley at Turf Moor.
“The games are so important now," he began at Cardiff City Stadium. "We’re definitely going to have to take points from these next two games.
“It’s not just the fixture list - it’s playing teams at the right time - and Burnley have taken advantage of that.
“You’ve got to give Sean [Dyche] credit - he’s done it year-in year-out and he’s as good as anyone in the division, with what he’s got to work with.
“Burnley and Brighton are what you’re looking at, when you’re trying to establish yourself in the Premier League."
The Gaffer went on to highlight the importance of the Bluebirds’ unity between supporters and players alike, as we head into the final six games of the Premier League season.
“When you see our lads play, you can’t question what it means to them," he continued. "And the fans have been brilliant too, of course.
“I think the fans have been with them all the time because they can see that they’re giving absolutely everything, and we’re up against it in certain games.
“Our support keeps everyone together really. We’re disappointed that we’re not eight or nine points higher, but I can’t fault the players and I’ve never seen anything other than a fighting spirit in our boys.”