Date: 2nd November 2016 at 5:15pm
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Manager Neil Warnock has spoken of his disappointment at seeing Cardiff City lose to Wigan Athletic at the weekend, but he knew that had we taken our chances the game would’ve turned out differently.

Speaking to the Official Site with a number of tough games ahead, and Cardiff slipping to their first defeat in the last four, Warnock knew it was a cruel final result, but there were positives he could take from the game, as well as things that we can work on in training to learn from and improve further.

‘I knew it would be a ‘one niller’. I just thought that we would be the ones who would be able to get the one goal. I was disappointed with the way we conceded, there were one or two errors in midfield which allowed them to get the space in the box and then he took it well. It was a typical away performance from Wigan really; I`m sure they`ll be delighted with it, they slowed the tempo down a lot. You`ve got to take your chances and if you take your chances then you win the game.’

Having referenced chances, Warnock also knew that Rickie Lambert was a miss for us on the day, describing him as being a talisman in recent matches.

‘We missed Rickie Lambert a bit, he`s done well for us and he`s been our talisman in the games we`ve played so far; but that`s life in the Championship, you get injuries and you have to get on with it. I still thought we created enough chances today though. I thought we could have got a few more decisions for fouls on Anthony Pilkington in particular. I can`t fault the effort, there were a few elementary mistakes for the winning goal, but we had numerous opportunities to put it in the back of the net. Against a team like Wigan you have to take your chances. If they had to come out at us it would have made it a lot easier for us to counter attack and get more goals but it wasn`t to be.’

He ended by saying.

‘We`ve got to look after ourselves now. There are a few tough games coming up but I`m looking forward to the challenge.’

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