Cardiff City defender Lee Peltier believes that the club should be competing at the top end of the Championship, according to BBC Sport.
Under the guidance of then-manager Paul Trollope, Cardiff struggled at the start of the season and were genuine relegation candidates when Neil Warnock took over.
But with very few changes to personnel and with no money spent, Warnock has led the Bluebirds to the comfort of mid-table and they are now preparing for a promotion push in 2017/18.
Cardiff are currently 13th with three games left to play and will be targeting a top half finish – they are level on points with 12th placed Aston Villa.
And while the Bluebirds are happy to have avoided relegation, Peltier has admitted to wondering ‘what if?’.
The 30-year-old speculated that a promotion challenge would now be on the cards if Warnock had been at the helm all season.
“We were right down there at the start of the season so I think we’ve come a long way.
“If we finish in the top half, it just makes you think what could have been if we’d started off properly.
“We would have been right up there.”
“You’re always looking to see the results and who’s in and who’s not in.
“It’s going right down to the wire at both ends.”
Cardiff fans – what do you make of these comments? Would you be up there if Warnock had been appointed in the summer? Let us know below…