Cardiff City central midfielder Joe Ralls has given his verdict on the relationship he has with current Cardiff City manager, Neil Harris.
Harris has been in charge of the Bluebirds for the past two months after being appointed in November, and he has been able to turn Cardiff’s season around in a short space of time.
Speaking to Cardiff fan blog View From The Ninian, Ralls said: “There’s not been a dramatic change, really, just small changes.
“He’s brought fresh enthusiasm in to the changing room and the boys are excited to be working under him.
“We’re just hopeful that we can give it a good go and we’ve just got to aim as high up the table as possible.
“The Championship is a tough league, but we’re confident in the squad that we’ve got. There’s a real chance of breaking into the top six and that should be the aim for a club like ours.”
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The 26-year-old has barely made it onto the pitch under Harris so far, having struggled with an injury across the past month that has seen him sidelined since the 3-3 draw with Leeds United at Elland Road.
Since stepping into the dugout at The Cardiff City Stadium, Harris has taken Cardiff to within touching distance of the playoff places, sat just four points off of sixth-placed Swansea City having closed the gap.
The 42-year-old Harris has lost two of his opening ten Championship fixtures with Cardiff, as well as seeing his side come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against League Two side Carlisle United at the weekend in the FA Cup to force a replay.
Harris will be wanting to get Ralls back out on the pitch as soon as possible, and he will be trying to maintain a relationship with his key central midfielder in order to keep him happy.
The 42-year-old has always been known as a good man manager and good tactician since his Millwall days, and Ralls will be excited to be working closely alongside him as he looks to break back into the team.