Cardiff City head coach Neil Warnock has admitted to Wales Online that it is now an impossibility that his side will reach the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.
Even though Warnock ended up taking charge of the Bluebirds while they were in the relegation zone, he believed that he was appointed early enough in the season that he could change their fortunes and help them make a charge for the Championship play-offs. But while Cardiff have done decently since Warnock came into the club, they are no longer involved in a relegation battle, they haven’t done enough to get towards the top of the table.
After suffering a disappointing 2-1 defeat to QPR at the weekend, a result which left Warnock grumpy as he criticised Ian Holloway’s long ball tactics, Cardiff were left fifteen points off of 6th placed Sheffield Wednesday. While it is certainly possible for Cardiff to reach the play-offs, it would take a miracle for it to happen and Warnock has now acknowledged it.
He said: “If we can’t win (at Loftus Road) when we’ve dominated like that, we’re not going to get into the play-offs are we?”
“To get where we are has been fabulous. The lads have really done well for me.”
He added ahead of their next match against Blackburn Rovers: “We’re a little but short in certain areas,”
“But I’m looking forward to Blackburn.
“They won again (on Saturday, against Wigan) so it will be nice to go up and try and get the points.”