Despite taking 16 points from their first 11 Championship fixtures, Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has said he is relatively happy with the start that his side have made back in the second tier.
There have been positives – 13 points from a possible 15 at home shows that his Bluebirds side are up for the fight, but there are things to iron out if they want to move up the league table.
A demanding week awaits Warnock’s men; they take on Garry Monk’s in-form Sheffield Wednesday at the Cardiff City Stadium this Saturday, followed by a midweek trip to South London to face Millwall, and then the match all Cardiff fans have been waiting for.
Next Sunday will be the first South Wales derby in five years, and it’s likely to be a lively affair.
Despite the core of players that played for Cardiff in the Premier League remaining on the books, Warnock also has some good youngsters on the books at the club.
Here are some youngsters that he needs to monitor closely…
The youngster is capped by Wales at youth level, representing his country from Under-17’s level to Under-21 level, bypassing the Under-18 side in the process.
Harris is highly thought of at Cardiff City and is currently spending the season on loan at the National League side Wrexham to help aid his development.
Last season the 20-year-old forward was on loan at League Two sides Newport and Port Vale respectively and received his first-team debut under Warnock in 2017 in a match against Fulham.
The 21-year-old centre back is another example of a non-league player getting his chance in the Championship for a big side, as Cardiff signed the Northern Ireland international from Wealdstone in January 2018.
He qualifies for Northern Ireland through his mother, who was born in Belfast. Brown grew up in the North West London suburb of Hillingdon.
His quality has not gone unnoticed, and Brown was handed a start for Cardiff in their 3-0 defeat to Luton Town in the EFL Cup earlier this season.