Harris | An uphill battle but we'll go there with spirit

Neil Harris spoke following Cardiff City's first-leg defeat to Fulham in the Championship Play-Off Semi-Finals.

The Bluebirds will have to overcome a two-goal deficit at Craven Cottage this Thursday evening if they are to progress to Wembley.

Whilst expressing his disappointment in the result, Harris underlined that there is plenty of football still to be played in the tie.

"In the first 25 minutes we were excellent," he began. "I thought we moved the ball really well but we've got to take one of our opportunities. 

"In Play-Off games, when you're on top, you've got to take your chances. After the drinks break, Fulham adjusted their shape and were better.

"Then we never really got going in the second half. They pressed much better and made it difficult for us.

"The first goal is a great goal, but it's too easy for him to get into that position. I'd like to see us lay a glove on him around our own box. The second – great free-kick. Is it a foul? Why is it not a foul on the half-way line when Glatzel pushes the ball past Hector? 

"It's an uphill battle but we'll go there with spirit. We've been written off time and time again and we've come back stronger.

"It's a quick turnaround and the first goal is going to be key on Thursday. Mentally, we prepare and recover from this. With the players and camaraderie we've got, we're capable of clawing this back."

Further reaction to follow on Cardiff City TV.