CARDIFF are punching above their weight as they battle for promotion alongside Championship big boys Aston Villa and Fulham, Neil Warnock said ahead of tonight’s clash with Brentford.
Mathematically, the Bluebirds could go top of the table tonight, but the Championship manager of the month said his team must add to their six-match wining streak to keep up with their promotion rivals.
“I didn’t think we would get to my points target as quick as this, so we’ll have to reassess that now,” he said.
“You look at all the pundits in our division and they’re still talking about Fulham and Villa, they’ve got bigger squads than us so we’ve just got to keep going.”
Cardiff head to Brentford in second place, four points off the chasing pack.
“Our lads are punching above their weight, they’re a great bunch and we will try our socks off to get the results we need to keep up there. We’ve got so many injured lads but there’s light at the end of the tunnel now.
“We’ll train Tuesday morning and have a look at the players’ fitness, who is available and who might come back into it and then pick a team.”
The Bluebirds could see captain Sean Morrison return to the starting line-up after he returned from injury on Saturday.
Morrison played 16 minutes in Cardiff’s 3-2 win away at Birmingham after he missed the last three games with an Groin injury.
The South Walian team will also be strengthened by the return of English striker Gary Madine.
The target man will hope to provide competition for the inform Kenneth Zohore who has scored twice in his last four games.
Brentford still hold promotion hopes of their own and have won three of their last five Championship fixtures.
The Bees will be without defender Andreas Bjelland who limped off in their 1-0 defeat to Millwall on the weekend, but have no other injury problems before their home game against Cardiff.