Harris | I’m really proud of the players


Neil Harris spoke at Cardiff City Stadium following the Bluebirds’ 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday evening.


“I’m delighted with the victory,” began Neil following the final whistle. “There’s been a lot of times that I’ve come in frustrated that we’ve not got over the line, so I’m really pleased with the character of the players again and their determination to do well.

“It wasn’t pretty at times, playing against a really good footballing side and to limit them to what we did was an outstanding effort by the players.

“It was a workmen-like performance, which epitomises us as a group. I’m really proud of the players.”


The Gaffer went on to praise the goals from Callum Paterson and Lee Tomlin, Will Vaulks’ performance and Alex Smithies’ late wonder save.

“There’s different ways of winning games and tonight it was set plays,” continued Neil. “For the first one, we worked the ball into a good area, utilised the long throw and I’m really pleased with Callum Paterson’s scoring instincts.

“The second one was a moment of magic in the game. Being able to bring a player of Lee’s [Tomlin] quality off the bench is great for me and he showed his class, especially as he has been unable to train for the last four days.

“We talk about Tomlin’s moment of magic, we talk about how good Paterson and [Will] Vaulks were tonight, but then that save right at the end [from Alex Smithies] was really important to us because it got us the points.”

Full press conference, highlights & reaction to follow on Cardiff City TV.