Warnock: We’re looking to get some rhythm going

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Manager Neil Warnock sat down with the assembled press & media on Friday morning at the Vale Resort, ahead of Sunday’s trip to Reading.

Neil opened discussing last week's late victory over Luton Town.

"It's always great to get the first win under your belt and you could see that in training this week. The lads have enjoyed it.

"I think we can settle down now and look to getting some rhythm going."

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Isaac Vassell certainly impressed the Bluebirds on his debut

The Gaffer also gave us an injury update ahead of the weekend, starting with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, who missed the win over the Hatters.

"He's going to do a bit of light training today (Friday), but Sunday may be a bit early. We'll make a decision then.

"Lee (Tomlin) trained on Wednesday but he's had a real bad bout of illness. It takes a bit of coming back from. I'll see how he is.

"Joe Ralls too. He came down ill after last Saturday's match and he ended up in A&E overnight. We think it's a different thing from Lee. He's a lot better now hopefully.

"When you're as fit as these lads the smallest thing can knock you for six."

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Marlon Pack following his first appearance as a Bluebird

The debut of Marlon Pack last week undoubtedly pleased the Bluebirds support, and the City management too.

"Even before he went out to kick a ball I commented to Kevin in the dressing room how good it was to have him," Neil added.

"His performance was great, but he can get better. There were one or two areas we had a chat about after but he's still getting to know us.

"He's got all the attributes I'm looking for in a defensive midfield player."

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All focus in the City camp is now on the Royals, who recently strengthened their squad before the end of the Summer Transfer Window.

" They've splashed the boat out and it'll be a lot more difficult now. Even their manager said that he was surprised they spent £20 million last week. (George) Pușcaș was one of the lads we were looking at and I think they paid around £8 million for him.

"It's always tough at Reading and I always get a bit of stick, but it's a nice stadium."

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The Bluebirds themselves added nine new players to the squad over the summer.

"I think we've got some good players in midfield. The full-backs, especially Joe, love going forward. Our wingers are as exciting as any in the league, and now we have a strike force.

"We do get criticised at times for our style, but I think people get carried away. I like people to work hard. Especially if they've got the ability.

"If you class keeping the ball in your own half as football then it's not my game. I don't see the point in doing that for the sake of it.

"We attack as much as we can. It's entertaining what we do."