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Cardiff City

Warnock denies rift rumours

10th March 2019, 02:55 by Michael Holland

Neil Warnock declared his side's win over West Ham provided proof that his Cardiff squad is united not splintered.

Cardiff ended a run of three successive Premier League defeats with an impressive 2-0 home victory, but remain two points from safety after Southampton came from behind to beat Tottenham.

Talk before the game had centred on the comments of former players Danny Gabbidon and Nathan Blake, who questioned the team spirit inside the Cardiff camp.

Former Wales striker Blake even went as far as to say that the dressing room was "splintered", but defiant boss Warnock said the performance answered that criticism.

"I think even the lads mentioned the 'split camp' and the 'splinters' and what's been said this week," Warnock said. "But you don't get a performance like that with a split camp. I thought they were fabulous, from one to 11 and the subs. I don't think there was a weakness. I thought we worked hard this week in training and it's benefited us."

Asked if he had addressed those claims of a dressing-room rift, Warnock said there was no need to.

"I didn't have to. The lads were all talking about it," he added. "We were asking them to stand up - 'will you stand up please, you rifters!' - but nobody stood up.

"You always get that when you get defeats, because you (the media) have got to write about something."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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