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Keeping this striking sensation will enhance Cardiff’s promotion chances

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Cardiff City maintained their 100% start to the Championship season with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United on Tuesday.

Neil Warnock’s men edged past Burton Albion 1-0 on the opening day before cruising past Aston Villa 3-0 at home last weekend, and they made it three wins out of three with a comfortable victory over Chris Wilder’s Blades on Tuesday.

Goals either side of half time from first Sean Morrison and then Nathaniel Mendez-Laing were enough to seal the three points for Warnock’s men, who remain top of the Championship as a result.

However, there was one man in attendance on Tuesday who may have been keeping a close eye on some of the Bluebirds’ best talent, namely Brighton manager Chris Hughton.

The Seagulls chief has been linked with a move for star striker Kenneth Zohore over the summer, and it appears that he is planning to step up that chase having kept an eye on the 23-year-old yesterday.

Yet it is imperative that the Bluebirds keep hold of last season’s top-scorer, as his performances last term as well as those this time round will be integral in their quest to challenge for promotion this time out.

The Denmark Under-21 international bagged 12 goals in just 29 Championship appearances for Warnock’s side last season to help them to a top-half finish, eventually ending up 12th and 11 points clear of the bottom three.

However, they were lurking in and around the bottom half of the division for the majority of the campaign but Zohore, who made just two league starts prior to Christmas, hit form at the right time in 2017 with ten goals in 11 games between January and April, in which time Cardiff won five and lost only twice.

Clearly, the Danish star makes a massive impact when on the pitch for the Bluebirds, and he has started this term in similar fashion with the winner against Burton on the opening day, as well as an assist in their success over Aston Villa last weekend.

Ultimately, Warnock knows how to get the best out of the 23-year-old – he has not in his career scored more goals in a season than he did last term, and when you add in the fact that he got five assists last time out as well, he’s more than just a goal-scorer.

And there aren’t many players like that in the Championship, so it’s imperative that they keep hold of him beyond the August 31 deadline.

Warnock said earlier in the summer that he wouldn’t sell the forward – Cardiff fans will hope that that remains the case, as their promotion hopes would take a severe dent if Zohore left this month.


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