Date: 22nd November 2016 at 2:37pm
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Manager Neil Warnock has hailed the effort of the Cardiff players following the victory over Huddersfield Town at the weekend.

Hosting the side at the Cardiff City Stadium for the game, Warnock’s charges took a three two victory on the day with goals coming from Sean Morrison, Junior Hoilett and Rickie Lambert and as he spoke to the Official Site, the gaffer’s delight was clear to see.

‘That`s more like it! To me, that`s what the Championship is about. I thought we were unlucky, it was closer than it should have been. I thought we should have been out in front by a few more. We played some good stuff in their half. Huddersfield can beat anybody on their day, but Cardiff can, too. I just think it`s that kind of league this year. I think anybody can beat anybody else. You`ve got to go on a bit of a run. Huddersfield is a great club, I love the club, but I did enjoy winning today.’

With Hoilett and Lambert scoring their first home goals for the club following their arrivals, Warnock was quick to praise them both for the efforts.

‘It was nice to see Lambert and Junior on the score-sheet. They have been working hard to try and get more goals, so it was nice to see. Junior`s getting fitter all the time. He`s a threat all the time; you just can`t take your eyes off him. He can score goals, as well. He does enjoy playing for me, and you`ll see him get better than that. It was a first goal for Lambert in my time here, and he needed that. It was a fabulous finish, more difficult than it looked. Then at the end you see Bamba and Mozza heading everything; I think it`s great when you want to protect your goal like that, that`s what it`s all about.’

With Frédéric Gounongbe also making his first showing since Warnock came into the club, he confirmed that he had impressed him during training over the international break, so it was the right time to get him on the pitch and take a closer look at him during match action.

‘He`s been superb in training. I thought he was super, really. He looked strong, got the free kicks, and worked hard. He`s the best finisher at the moment in the practices we`ve been putting on, and if he can put the work rate in as well, he`s got half a chance.’

He added.

‘I thought we were super today, everywhere. The back four were good, the midfield lads had a job to do. It was difficult because they had the ball so much, but I thought we limited them to very few chances. I said to the lads after that you can`t replicate the feeling when the final whistle goes. Everyone gave everything today. It was a hard for the referee at times, but I just thought it was a cracking Championship game today.’

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