Harris post Millwall at CCS

Harris | We need consistency over the course of 90 minutes

Ahead of Tuesday night's home fixture against West Bromwich Albion, Neil Harris discussed the upcoming clash with the Baggies.

The City boss opened by looking at the opposition in Tuesday's match, as the Baggies currently sit at the top of the Sky Bet Championship league table.

"West Brom are a very good side with strength and depth in their squad," began Harris. "They've not had the best run in the last few weeks, but they've still got lots of confidence that they'll bring with them.

"You have to be very organised to play against them and have to be very disciplined in what you do.

"When you get the chances you have to be ruthless. When those opportunities arrive we have to be more efficient, certainly than we were over the weekend."

In a busy week for the Bluebirds, City will play in front of the home crowds twice in four days at CCS as January comes to a close, with Friday's fixture against Reading following later this week. Anticipating the matches, Harris continued:

"I've said to the group that these are two huge home games coming up this week. We have to keep a good account of ourselves and start turning these draws into wins.

"We've had lots of games where we've been better than our opponents and should have won. It is a game of fine margins determining results, and we're trying to find that level of consistency over the course of 90 minutes. 

"It's what I'm asking of the boys ahead of these big upcoming fixtures as we close out the month."

While giving updates on the current injuries in the squad, Harris also praised the members of the group who have made the step up to the side in recent fixtures. 

"We put in good performance on the weekend that we were unfortunate not to win," Harris explained. "And there are a lot of good players who are clearly working hard to get into the side, which is always good to see.

"Danny Ward will be unavailable due to concussion regulations, while Joe Ralls and Lee Peltier will each be assessed towards kick-off."