Cup exit a possible 'blessing' - Warnock
Cardiff's Premier League survival hopes could be boosted by their shock FA Cup defeat at Gilllingham, according to Neil Warnock.
The Bluebirds suffered a third-round upset at the hands of the League One strugglers on Saturday.
A bad day for the South Wales club was compounded by injuries to Kadeem Harris and Danny Ward at Priestfield, damaging Warnock's slim squad ahead of next weekend's important relegation battle with Huddersfield.
"It might be a blessing. We lost a couple of players, and we can't afford to lose any players really," said manager Warnock, whose team are two points above the drop zone.
"I think I started four players from the last game and they've come through all right, that was my concern really.
"It's a big game next week [at home to Huddersfield Town] - as they all are now."
Midfielder Harris was taken to hospital after undergoing an X-ray on a shoulder problem which required lengthy treatment on the pitch, while forward Ward sustained a cheekbone injury.
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