Cardiff City’s new manager Neil Harris has been speaking to the press ahead of his first game in charge of the Bluebirds this weekend (quotes via Wales Online), in which they face Lee Bowyer’s Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

Neil Harris was confirmed as Cardiff City’s new manager at the weekend amid the departure of Neil Warnock by mutual consent, and the preparations are well underway for his first game in charge of the Bluebirds.

Cardiff travel to London to face Charlton Athletic at The Valley on Saturday as they look to start the new era under Harris with a strong performance and hopefully, a win.

Now, Harris has been speaking to the press for the first time. He was first asked if he is excited to be taking up the new role, replying:

“A privilege to be here. A great opportunity. I left Millwall seven weeks ago and recharged the batteries. This is a wonderful job to come into, following Neil who did a fantastic job here. I’ve got a wonderful group of players who have achieved individually and collectively.”

Harris was then asked about any plans that were in place for the January transfer window, saying that he first needs to assess the players he has at the moment before getting his head set on any areas that need improvement. He said:

“First and foremost, we’ve got six weeks until the window opens. I need to assess the players I’ve got. I need to assess them and see where we are at with the group. There are things I might want to tinker with and style of play and things like that. The window is key, but January is difficult. All I’ve said to the board is let me assess the players and we will see where we are at.

“No guarantees with how much money I will have. There are some good players.”