Warnock expecting 'great' Wolves showdown
Cardiff's visit of Wolves in the Premier League on Friday night promises to be a "great game", according to Neil Warnock.
The veteran Bluebirds boss will celebrate his 70th birthday on Saturday so is hoping to secure three points at the expense of the team which beat them to the Championship title when both sides secured automatic promotion last season.
While Warnock is looking forward to his milestone birthday, he is also relishing the prospect of another showdown against Nuno Espirito Santo's side, now the pair have patched things up following a fractious relationship when they met in the second tier last season.
He told his pre-match press conference: "At this level every game is so difficult and we’ve had some good games with Wolves over the last couple of years.
"I'm looking forward to it - not so much to my birthday but for what promises to be a great game.
"They've done fantastically and they’ve got different ambitions than us, at the moment. Nuno has done a great job - he knows it will be a tough game, but we’re aware of how good they’ve been. It will be good to pit our wits against them on Friday."
Warnock is also looking for his players to get some points on the board ahead of a hectic run of three games in eight days, with West Ham away in midweek before the visit of Southampton the following weekend.
He added: "It's just a matter of getting your own house in order and getting as many points as possible up to Christmas before we have the chance to strengthen in January.
"We've got a busy week, with three games in eight days, and we'll want to pick up points in those, when you consider the opposition. I'm sure they'll think the same about us. We know we’ll have the support right behind us, though, because the fans have been fantastic."
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