Premier League: Cardiff manager Neil Warnock urges players to fight 'in the trenches' in tantalisingly poised relegation battle

Cardiff could find themselves back in the bottom three by the time they take the field at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, with Southampton, who are a place below them, hosting second-bottom Fulham later on Wednesday

Reuters February 27, 2019 15:09:22 IST
Premier League: Cardiff manager Neil Warnock urges players to fight 'in the trenches' in tantalisingly poised relegation battle
  • Cardiff City need players willing to fight in the trenches to stave off relegation from the Premier League, manager Neil Warnock said after Tuesday’s damaging 3-0 defeat by Everton

  • Cardiff could find themselves back in the bottom three by the time they take the field at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, with Southampton, who are a place below them, hosting second-bottom Fulham later on Wednesday

  • After beating Bournemouth and Southampton in succession to lift themselves out of the relegation zone following the death of new signing Emiliano Sala in a plane crash last month, Cardiff have now lost two matches in a row

Cardiff City need players willing to fight “in the trenches” to stave off relegation from the Premier League, manager Neil Warnock said after Tuesday’s damaging 3-0 defeat by Everton.

Premier League Cardiff manager Neil Warnock urges players to fight in the trenches in tantalisingly poised relegation battle

File image of Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock. Reuters

Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were both on target as Everton won at the Cardiff City Stadium, leaving the Welsh side a point and a place above the relegation zone.

Cardiff could find themselves back in the bottom three by the time they take the field at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, with Southampton, who are a place below them, hosting second-bottom Fulham later on Wednesday.

“I know my team for the Wolves game and I want people who will be in the trenches because I was let down by one or two tonight. I’m not going to throw the towel in and I’ll make sure we’re ready,” Warnock told reporters.

After beating Bournemouth and Southampton in succession to lift themselves out of the relegation zone following the death of new signing Emiliano Sala in a plane crash last month, Cardiff have now lost two matches in a row.

“We’ve got to make our own luck. We’ve got 10 games left, difficult games, and people will probably be rubbing their hands now at playing us, but as I’ve said to the lads we’re not going down without a fight,” Warnock added.

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