Date: 24th April 2017 at 7:35am
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Manager Neil Warnock has reflected on the scoreless draw with Wigan Athletic at the weekend and admitted Cardiff City need a great threat next season.

With Kenneth Zohore often being our outlet especially in the second half of the campaign, with him missing Warnock brought in Mark Harris and Ibrahim Meite for their Championship debuts but we drew a blank and he told Wales Online in his post game press conference that clearly come the summer we need an option B and C.

Defensively we were hardly troubled in the game and Warnock knew that side of our play was competitive, but we had to have more punch up front and whilst he felt the debutants did well, they are developing and need to be given time.

‘A little bit more quality here or there and I think we could have got the win. I couldn’t fault anybody in the back five, Matt Connolly and Joe Bennett were super and Ben (Amos) did well in goal. And the two centre halves, that’s our strength really when you think we’ve got Sol Bamba coming back, we’re strong there. The spine has got to be good but we need a more goals and options off the bench.’

Warnock went on to say that obviously finances play a part as well and with us wanting a Play Off battle next season, it would be an incredible achievement when you look at Sheffield Wednesday being able to bring on £12million worth of talent in the game against us in the shape of Fernando Forestieri and Jordan Rhodes.

‘Sheffield Wednesday shouldn’t have beat us but brought Forestieri and Rhodes off the bench. I didn’t spend money in January, because I wanted to bite my tongue and not spend it stupidly. But if we get some quality and choice off the bench, that’s our objective. It’s still going to be a massive achievement next season if we can get up near the play-offs, but anything’s possible in the Championship and I think we can give it a good go.’

He was again extremely happy when it came to the progress the team had made since he joined as gaffer though. From bottom three a top half finish is now more than on with the handful of games that remain in the campaign.

‘When you see some of the clubs down there, one or two of the clubs that are in trouble, they are big clubs. But I’m afraid you don’t get any help, you’ve got to do your business. It’s incredible what they’ve done since I came, the lads have knuckled down and you can the spine we’ve got in the team is very very good. If we can add a few goals and a little bit of quality in certain areas, I think we can look forward to a good season next year.’

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