Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock says that his side is under no pressure to achieve promotion to the Premier League, according to BBC Sport.

Warnock’s side’s 3-1 win at Brentford last night opened up a seven-point gap between themselves and third-placed Aston Villa. However the former QPR and Leeds United boss says that his side – who were a long-shot to be automatically promoted with odds of 40/1 in August – were not expected to do so well this season so they have no pressure.

“Certain teams have got so much pressure with the wage bill and crowd it is difficult,” he said.

“There is pressure at the top clubs but I don’t feel that with us.”

Cardiff’s promotion rivals Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Leeds United and Fulham all spent more than the Bluebirds therefore they are expected to succeed.

However Warnock admitted that his relationship with club owner Vincent Tan and chairman Mehmet Dalman means that the Club do not need to make rash decisions.

“Mehmet (Dalman) and Vincent (Tan) have been fabulous with me, and we’ve said all along we’ll have a go if we are in the play-offs – I guarantee that now – but if we lose in the play-offs, we’ll have a go next year,” he said.

“That’s how they are, they’re not saying we’ve got to do this or that, everybody’s enjoying it, when you do that there’s not so much pressure. You can see we’re free and relaxed when we play.

“The spirit is something I pride myself on, it’s a lovely feeling.”


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