Neil Warnock thrilled by Cardiff’s run-in

Neil Warnock is excited by the climax to Cardiff's season

Neil Warnock is relishing the chance to take Cardiff back to the Premier League and says if they do not do it this year, he will have another go next season.

Cardiff are back in one of the automatic promotion places following their 2-0 win at Norwich on Saturday and Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Brentford.

Warnock, who has been named EFL Championship manager of the season, told Sky Sports News he cannot wait for Cardiff’s final four games:

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“We just have to play every game, I mean Norwich was the last few minutes, the two games before that we lost in the last few minutes, so you expect anything in this league. The Championship is a great league, I love it.”

Cardiff play Nottingham Forest at home next Saturday live on Sky Sports before away games at Derby and Hull. They conclude the regular season at home to Reading on May 6 .

“I thought I’d retired a few years ago and I’ve had this new lease of life,” Warnock added. “It’s been great and the lads have responded.

“The owners and the chairman have been fabulous and so it has been a good ride for me, I’ve really enjoyed it.

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Apart from Cardiff’s quality on the pitch this season, Warnock is in no doubt what is behind their success.

He said: “I think the camaraderie in the dressing room and the spirit and the humour. I do like giving stick out to the lads at times and I’m sure they give it back to me behind my back.

“It really keeps me going because they are a young group and they are very, very exciting.

Warnock signed a two-year contract extension with Cardiff in February that will keep him at the club until 2020. By then he hopes to have re-established the club in the Premier Club.

“That’s what I’m working for,” he went on. “I said when I came to the club I would try to get promotion. If we don’t do it this year I will try it one more year and give it a go”

Warnock was asked if he had unfinished business in the top flight?

He said “I don’t even think that far ahead, not when you’re 69, you only look at next week.”

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