Warnock primed for difficult Everton match
Neil Warnock has warned his Cardiff side to expect a tough Everton team in Tuesday's clash in Wales.
Cardiff's two-game winning run came to an abrupt end last Friday as they were thrashed 5-1 at home against Watford, although the Bluebirds remain one point above the relegation zone after 18th-place Southampton lost 2-0 at Arsenal on Sunday.
With the Saints not in action until Wednesday when Fulham make the trip to St Mary's, Warnock's men will be hoping to move four points clear of the drop zone with a win against the Toffees.
Speaking ahead of the clash at the Cardiff City Stadium, the English tactician said he is expecting another tough battle and knows his side will need to be on top of their game to get anything from the match.
"They've had a long time without a game so I would imagine they'll be very organised," Warnock said. "The manager (Marco Silva) works very hard on the training ground with the structure and, with the players they've got, it will be difficult.
"We saw them against Watford, who beat us five, and they weren't far behind and could have won on the day. So I class these teams in the same sort of bracket."
James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.