Cardiff City head coach Neil Warnock has told the Sheffield Star that he believes Sheffield Wednesday are average following their 1-0 loss to them.

Wednesday are hoping to cling to their spot in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs and with Fulham breathing down their necks, they needed a win against Cardiff, the team they beat last season to seal their place in the top six.

But it was always going to be a tough task against a team managed by Warnock, a man who has often found ways to taunt a team he has had a long history with since he first took charge of their fierce rivals Sheffield United. However he couldn’t get one over on Wednesday today as the Owls were able to get the win when Fernando Forestieri was able to follow up after Allan McGregor initially saved a shot from Jordan Rhodes.

But Warnock couldn’t resist leaving Hillsborough without having one pop at Wednesday, calling them average in the post-match press conference. He said: “I thought we controlled large parts,”

“I thought they had one shot in the first half and then the goal in the second half. I’m disappointed with the goal because you have got to have the desire to keep your goal in tact, you’ve got to get hurt. And if one of my players had got hurt we would have come away with a draw. I can’t stand that really, with all the effort we put in, one player can’t put his head on the line, there’s something wrong there.”

“I can’t remember a threat, if I’m honest. We are talking about a team sixth in the league, spending 10, 12 million whatever they spent in January and last summer and we haven’t spent a penny so that gives us a lot of confidence really.”

“I thought it was a very even game really. A mid-table battle.”

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