Neil Warnock claims Cardiff must win three of their next four games against teams just above them to have any chance of survival. The Bluebirds chief was left frustrated last weekend when his side were not in action because of the FA Cup semi-finals and rivals Burnley won 3-1 at Bournemouth to move eight points clear of them.
It means Cardiff head to Burnley on Saturday knowing a win is vital and that is followed by a trip to face a Brighton side, who sit five points ahead of them, on Tuesday. Warnock is looking to secure three points at Turf Moor and hope Brighton fail to win against Bournemouth and that could give the Welshmen an opportunity to move above the Seagulls at the AMEX Stadium in midweek.
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“I was disappointed when I watched the Bournemouth [v Burnley] game,” Warnock said. “It seems it all depends on when you play these teams. “We played Bournemouth at the start of the season when they were flying, it was the wrong time to play them, but they’ve hit a brick wall now – and they’ve got Brighton at the weekend.
“We’ve just got to concentrate on our own games. “I think it’s Brighton who we can catch, especially going there a few days after the Burnley game. If we can beat Burnley, we could haul them in, but we’ve really got to win three out of the four games against teams around us. “That will stand us in great stead.”