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Harris gives verdict on Cardiff’s trip to Birmingham

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Cardiff City travel to Birmingham City in the Championship tomorrow.

Neil Harris side will go in search of their first league win of the year tomorrow. The Bluebirds succumbed to a 6-1 defeat at QPR on New Year’s Day, followed by a 0-0 draw in the Welsh derby last Sunday.

But they go to St Andrew’s tomorrow having progressed into the FA Cup Fourth Round with their 4-3 win at Carlisle United on Wednesday night.

Speaking to Wales Online ahead of their Birmingham clash, Harris said:

“Another strong Championship side. They played quite direct in the last couple of games and they’ve had two very good results.

“Going to St Andrew’s is an enjoyable away day as a player, manager and fan. We know their strengths and know where we can affect them.”

Birmingham sit in 18th-place of the Championship table going into the weekend but ended a run of six games without a win (five of them losses) with a 2-1 win at Luton Town last weekend.

Cardiff meanwhile sit in 12th, four points off Sheffield Wednesday in 6th – they’ve lost just two of Harris’ 13 games in charge, both coming away from home.

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“I’m looking forward to seeing the players again. Can we be every bit as good as we were against Swansea?” concluded the Cardiff boss.

The reverse fixture back in November ended in a 4-2 win for Cardiff – a Joe Ralls hat-trick saw them to victory, despite playing nearly forty-minutes with ten men.

The verdict

This is a fixture that always has some goals in it, but given the two’s form of late it could be quite a subdued one tomorrow. Both sides are desperate for a win, and one for Cardiff would take them ever-closer to the top-six.


Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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