Championship: Cardiff v Sheffield Wednesday:
By Mark Smith
Cardiff City welcome Sheffield Wednesday with new Cardiff manager Neil Warnock looking to extend his winning start after a victory over Bristol City.
Warnock used his first week in charge at the Welsh club to bring in four free agents including Junior Hoilett, Marouane Chamakh, Kieran Richardson and Sol Bamba, who converted from close range in his first match with the club in their 2-1 victory.
The victory gave Cardiff their third win of the season and climbed out of the relegation zone into 21st place.
Warnock told the BBC: “To see a team of lads die for me, I can’t ask any more. We’ve got limitations, I know we have, but those lads gave everything.”
Sheffield Wednesday will also come into this game full of confidence after a 1-0 win over Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town.
A Fernando Forestieri penalty gave the Owls all three points in a tight affair at John Smiths Stadium.
When looking forward to the trip to Cardiff, Manager Carlos Carvalhal told swfc.co.uk: “Cardiff have changed a little their style, it will be tough but they know also that we are not an easy team so it will be a very interesting game.”
A victory could take Sheffield Wednesday in to play-off contention and confidence is high at Hillsborough after a recent increase in form.
Five wins from the last seven games has taken Carvalhal’s side into 7th and he is looking for more of the same at Cardiff: “We believe in the process, we know what we are doing, we know this competition and we know we must be ready for everything all the time.”
Sheffield Wednesday were unbeaten in both games with Cardiff last season. They will be looking for similar results when the sides meet at Cardiff City Stadium.