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Warnock: The fans are amazing on the road

Neil Warnock post-Wigan


In an exciting game at the DW Stadium, the Bluebirds fell to an opening day defeat against Wigan Athletic. 

City boss Neil Warnock offered his thoughts to the press after the match, giving an overview of the game. 

“I thought we should have won the game, and we ended up getting beaten”, The Gaffer began. “That’s what it’s like in the Championship. They were two good goals from their point of view, but poor defending from ours.

“There’s no easy game in this league. You’ve got to take your chances, be more clinical, and defend better. Unfortunately we didn’t do that today.”

Joe Ralls applauding supporters post-Wigan Athletic.

Joe Ralls opened the scoring for the Bluebirds after twenty minutes, only for the Latics to launch a second-half comeback, despite plenty of City chances. 

Neil continued, “We’ve got to be geared up and ready to go. We had some good opportunities; I thought Josh Murphy could have scored a hat trick today. I’m disappointed he didn’t get on the scoresheet which, at the time, may have killed the game. We’ll have to work hard over the next week.” 

In conclusion, the Gaffer was full of praise for the 3,000 strong travelling contingent, who were loud and proud following a three month break from competitive action. 

“One massive plus was the fans. They’ve been amazing on the road. It’s a long journey, and they’ve come and shouted their hearts out. I’m disappointed with the result, but the fans can give themselves a pat on the back.”