Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy insists that he isn’t giving up on a top six finish despite yesterday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Nottingham Forest.
That loss, combined with results elsewhere, means the Bluebirds are five points behind the play-off places with just seven games to play.
Therefore, they face a real uphill battle to push for promotion this season, but McCarthy told Wales Online that he still believes that it’s possible.
“If we can win on Monday and get back to winning ways, because that’s what we’ll have to do, then we will still be pecking away. I won’t be giving it up.”
The Welsh side will hope to get back to winning ways in two days time when they face struggling Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, with the Owls currently in the relegation zone and looking as though they will go down.
McCarthy will be demanding a huge improvement from his players after the Bluebirds were below their best against Forest, where James Garner scored the only goal of the game to seal the points for the visitors.
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This is the sort of attitude that you’d expect from McCarthy, and he’s right to be bullish because we know that anything can happen in the Championship.
The fact Cardiff even have an outside chance of reaching the play-offs highlights the excellent work that McCarthy has done, and it’s now about going on another winning run.
That needs to start against Wednesday, which has to be the only focus for Cardiff right now.
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