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Cardiff cancel break for family time

11th February 2019, 11:28 by Nick Harris

Cardiff have cancelled plans to take a mid-season break so that Neil Warnock and his players can have some family time.

Following Saturday's crucial 2-1 victory at Southampton, the Bluebirds are without a fixture until they host Watford on February 22 and Warnock had been preparing to take his squad to Tenerife ahead of the run-in that will determine whether they succeed in preserving their Premier League status.

Emiliano Sala's body was discovered on Thursday in the crashed plane that had been taking him to Cardiff, and though his team have responded admirably in the circumstances since the plane went missing on January 21, the manager believes that they will benefit from time with their families.

His captain Sol Bamba previously revealed some of their players had become fearful of flying since the incident, and the 70-year-old Warnock said: "The club gave me permission to fly out to Tenerife, to take them all for four days.

"But after what's happened over the past two weeks, I'd rather cuddle my kids and see my missus because it's been a long two weeks. I've never known anything like this in my life and I've seen most things.

"They'll all be reflecting on what's happened and your family is more important than football, isn't it? They are all booking different flights and some of them aren't going anywhere. I'm going somewhere near Swansea, me, for two nights.

"(Victor Camarasa's) going back to Spain for a few days, that'll be good, he'll be having treatment on his calf and he'll be training with his fitness guy over there and in nicer weather with his family."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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