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Hard-working Niasse praised by Warnock

4th February 2019, 11:22 by Craig Smithson

Loan man Oumar Niasse is responding to a "bit of love" being given to him by performing well for Cardiff, according to Neil Warnock.

The Bluebirds boss brought the 28-year-old Senegal international in from Premier League rivals Everton in mid-January and he has made three appearances for the strugglers to date.

Niasse is yet to find the net for Cardiff, but Warnock has been delighted with the way his mobility and pace has filled a big void in the side's forward line and hopes he can help them in their quest to pick up more survival points.

Speaking after the weekend's 2-0 win against Bournemouth, which left Cardiff in the final relegation place but just two points adrift of Burnley, Newcastle and Southampton, Warnock said: "Oumar needed a bit of love.

"Since he's been here I don't think he's ever worked as hard in his life. But he's given us another dimension.

"It makes me realise we've played two years without a centre-forward, but we haven't done bad, have we?"

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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