Darren Bent has insisted that Neil Harris should not be sacked by Cardiff City despite a dismal run of form of late.
It has been a disappointing first half of the season for Cardiff, who have failed to build on last season’s play-off finish despite keeping the majority of the same squad that got them there.
The Bluebirds sit 15th in the Championship table after 24 games, and on Wednesday night, they fell to their fifth successive league defeat.
Chris Willock’s strike in the 71st minute earned Queens Park Rangers an invaluable win on the road, piling further pressure on Harris.
Naturally, most Cardiff fans have lost patience with Harris after seeing their side endure a tough first half of the campaign, but Darren Bent has urged the club to stick with their manager.
Speaking on EFL on Quest, he said: “It’s really disappointing for Cardiff; they’ve lost six in a row now and this is a team that got to the play offs last season!
“You know in modern terms that a manager would usually get sacked but I think Cardiff should stick with Neil Harris, it’s just a bit of a blip, stick with him and hopefully he can turn it around.”
Cardiff travel to Oakwell to face Barnsley next Wednesday, in what is shaping up to be a massive game for Harris.
I’m really surprised to see Cardiff struggling. They have the same players as last season, and have added quality in every area of the pitch.
They are 10 points off the play-offs now, so it leaves the club with a big decision. Do they stick with Harris, or go with another manager to potentially give them a boost and push closer to the play-offs?
There are some big names out there who don’t have jobs at the moment, so it will be interesting to see which direction they go in.