Neil Harris pre-Barnsley home...

Harris pre-Sheffield Wednesday: It will be a good test for us

Ahead of City's final fixture of 2019, Bluebirds boss Neil Harris previewed the Bluebirds' trip to Hillsborough on Sunday afternoon.

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“Every game is different, and I look forward to seeing the team back on the road again.” Neil began. “We’ve had two really physical home games, and we’ll have to stand strong against Wednesday’s physicality.

"Garry Monk is a good Championship manager with lots of experience, and it will be a good test for us on Sunday.” 

The Owls are currently sitting in the play-off places, and Harris is looking forward to what promises to be a competitive match in Sheffield.

“They are a team that has done very well, still in the top six," he continued. "Wednesday have got some very talented players who are playing well at the moment.

"They have been away from home recently, and now they’ll be back at Hillsborough, which is always a notoriously tough place to go, especially with a good-sized crowd over Christmas and the New Year.” 

The Bluebirds are enjoying an undefeated festive period so far, and the boss made clear his aim to extend our unbeaten run into 2020.

“We keep working with the lads," he explained. "But there’s not much time on the training pitch at the moment because we’re continuously churning out the games. But I’m always learning about the group, and it’s also about the players delivering what I want. 

“There’s a long way to go, and the lads are trying to take the messages on all the time. The boys here have been well-drilled and well-trained, but they are also judged on their standards at the training ground. The players are running further and passing the ball more.”

He concluded: “There are different mentalities and different philosophies in football. I want us to be better with the football, create more chances, score more goals and win more games. I’m very conscious of the fact that whilst I’m implementing my ideas, which doesn’t happen overnight, we have to pick up results along the way.” 

Click here to see Cardiff City TV's live match coverage of City's match against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday afternoon.