Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock spoke to the press today ahead of his side’s fixture against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night, and the 70-year-old spoke about his former player Kadeem Harris, who’s now with Sheffield Wednesday.
Cardiff resume their Championship campaign with the visit of Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night.
It’s been almost two weeks since their last outing, a 4-2 loss at leaders West Brom.
The defeat left Warnock’s side in 11th in the Championship – four points off of Bristol City in 6th.
One talking point for tomorrow night’s game is the return of Sheffield Wednesday’s Kadeem Harris to the Cardiff City Stadium, who was released by the Welsh side in the summer having spent four seasons with the club.
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Speaking about his former player today via, Wales Online, and the impact he’s had at his new club, Warnock said:
“He’s given them directness, pace and power. He’s got every attribute. I can’t praise him high enough.
“We had a chat last year, around Christmas time and he trained like a trojan. We have been blessed with good wide players and he just couldn’t get a long run.
“He needed a run of games and when we spoke about his contract at the end of the season, his father represented him, and the sort of money they were talking about, he had to be a regular in my team. And I didn’t feel I could 100% assure him of that.
“I think it was mutual. What we could offer him, he could get a lot more elsewhere and he could play. So there’s no real issue to me and I said good luck to you.”
Harris has revitalised his career at Hillsborough, scoring two goals so far this season and impressing fans with his pace and direct-minded play.
Cardiff aren’t missing Harris, but he’s certainly bolstered Wednesday’s attack and he’ll be out with a point to prove in Wales tomorrow night.
Garry Monk will likely start the 26-year-old, who’s been one of his team’s best performers this season, and Warnock will be well aware of the threat he poses.