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Cardiff City

Warnock desperate to see defensive improvements

8th November 2018, 14:56 by Tom Hill

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock says his team need to toughen up at the back before they fall too far behind their relegation rivals.

The Bluebirds are 19th in the Premier League table after 11 games so far this season.

Warnock's men have won just one game so far and they have already lost seven after a tough start to life in the top six.

Cardiff have not kept a clean sheet in their last seven contests and Warnock admits it is a huge issue.

Many are expecting the Welsh outfit to drop straight back down but the former Sheffield United coach insists anything can happen and punters can back them to survive using their free bet.

He told Sky Sports: "It looks like there are six teams involved and we're probably favourites to finish bottom.

"We've just to take it on board and try to give it our best shot and see what happens.

"I think there will be a lot more nerves in other dressing rooms at clubs with better expectations than us but I think our boys know that if they stop making these elementary errors we're quite capable of picking points up between here and Christmas.

"We've got to defend better than we have done and take more of our chances which is easier said than done.

"I think we're twice the team that we were last year, we've improved that much so quickly, we're playing a lot more football but we've got to toughen up at the back regarding defensive errors and if we don't win the game we've got to make sure we come out with a result."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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