Date: 11th April 2017 at 1:54am
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Manager Neil Warnock has admitted that the dressing room was a lively place at half time in the weekend’s game against Brentford.

Hosting Dean Smith’s side at the Cardiff City Stadium for the game, Cardiff trailed one nil at the half time break with Brentford having large amounts of control on the opening period, but second half we stepped up more, drawing level through Sean Morrison’s header before Peter Whittingham secured the win later on in the half.

Speaking to Wales Online in his post game press conference, a relieved Warnock explained.

‘We had to change things in the second half, or I`d have fell asleep if we hadn’t have done. And second half we were a lot better, right out of the traps. We changed two or three things and were more positive and I think that gave us an extra 20 or 30 yards further forward. There were a lot of plusses in the second half but they shouldn`t need me to give them a roasting to get them on the front foot. They`ve got to do that themselves.’

With the fightback being the sixth time under Warnock that we’ve come from behind to win – more than any other side in the Championship this year – Warnock said it’s down to the changing attitude in the group and the quality we have in the side.

‘That`s the Championship. It`s disappointing when you go a goal down but if you`ve got a good team, nothing is impossible and I was pleased we didn`t conceded a late goal.’

BBC also have him talking about his own motivations ahead of games and he thanked assistant manager Kevin Blackwell for a ‘kick’ if he started to slack off with games largely being meaningless now in his eyes with safety secured and no hopes of the Play Offs.

‘It’s very difficult for me to get myself up for it when I know we’re safe. I need an edge on my game as well. So I said to Blackie, ‘Make sure you give me a kick up the backside if you think I’m slacking’. Because it’s easy to become complacent really and I’ve never been one for pre-season friendlies because there’s nothing at stake. So all credit to the lads for taking on board what I said and making a game of it.’

He added.

‘It’s easy to go through the motions and then the fans are paying their money and not getting their money’s worth. But I want fans to go home and talk about the goals and the saves. We’re in an entertainment business. I appreciate the fans staying behind and giving the players applause because it was a hot, draining day.’

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