Cardiff haven’t had the best of runs recently, and the Bluebirds are starting to drop off from being in contention for the top six.
Neil Harris hasn’t exactly improved the side as of yet, but they are looking to tough to beat and have to now find a way of turning their draws into victories over the coming weeks.
Some players need to step up in the attacking third, and one of those who did on Saturday against Birmingham was Lee Tomlin.
The attacking-midfielder managed to get on the scoresheet in the fixture with Birmingham as he levelled up the scores after Blues had gone ahead earlier on. Tomlin once again showed his talent as he impressed throughout the game.
His passing was exceptional throughout and for a side that is known for their long-ball style of play, Tomlin still managed to achieve a 74% pass accuracy which is a very good percentage considering Cardiff were away from home.
Alongside that, despite being smaller than other players on the pitch, Tomlin managed to win over 50% of his duels and as ever was an instrumental avenue to most of the attacking threat that Cardiff brought to the game.
This was shown through the amount of shots that he had in the game, as he attempted four in the fixture. His bite to get forward is something that Cardiff need to see more of in the future otherwise they’ll fade away from any hope of getting into the Championship play-off places.
Tomlin has been known to be a determined player, and he picked up a yellow card in the second-half. He also came so close to winning the game for his side when his vicious effort smacked the post after he had headed the away side level.
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They need to see this type of form more consistently from the attacking-midfielder and then there’s no reason why they can’t force a charge on the play-offs. Defensively they have the organisation but going forward they need more from their attackers.