Warnock: "I think this is probably the best Championship team I’ve ever managed."


Following Thursday’s busy afternoon, Neil Warnock shared his thoughts on City’s most recent signings…

Cardiff City made a trio of player signings on Thursday, bringing Will Vaulks, Joe Day and Curtis Nelson into the fold.

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“We’ve been working hard in the background for the last few weeks really," began the Gaffer. "There’s been a lot of speculation around and I think that all three players have got something to prove.

“I’m really pleased and think that they’ll fit in well having met them. I’ve been after Will Vaulks for a few weeks now, and from the first meeting that I had with him I know that he was just our cup of tea, really.

“The squad will be changing over the next few weeks and I wanted to get these three in quickly. Curtis Nelson is a lad that I’ve liked since he was at Plymouth Argyle many years ago when I watched him – I always felt he could go right to the very top.

“I’m really pleased with this week’s business and I’m looking forward to getting back into it now."

Neil also discussed the upcoming challenges that his side will be facing ahead of the 2019/20 Championship season, beginning with July's pre-season fixtures. The Bluebirds will face Taff's Well on Friday, July 5th, before travelling for their tour of North America in the following weeks.

He added: “We’ve got to all get as many minutes as we can together and then get ready for that first game.

“When you look at the teams in the Championship this year, there’s not an easy game.

“But you’ve got to look on the other side of it and I can't imagine many teams will like to play against us. 

"I think this is probably the best Championship team I’ve ever managed."

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Finally, the Gaffer gave an injury update on the newly-returned squad: “Everybody seems to be doing well, Joe Ralls has trained well and [Callum] Paterson’s not far away now.

"Cameron Coxe should be going on grass tomorrow (Friday) as well, and other than that I think there's just Sol Bamba, with Matthew Connolly coming back as well.

“It’s looking well at the moment, so let’s hope that we have a bit more luck on the injury front next year.”

Watch Neil Warnock's interview in full on Cardiff City TV.

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