The difference that Neil Warnock made at Cardiff City simply cannot be understated.
With minimal resources and little spending, Neil Warnock guided a relegation threatened Cardiff side to a top half finish.
The form that Cardiff displayed in the second half of the season – even when there was nothing significant to play for – has given them real hope that they can mount a promotion challenge next season.
Neil Warnock will be busy in the summer transfer window, trying to snap up bargain deals and shuffle his pack for a promotion push in the 2017/18 campaign.
One bargain that Warnock could look at is Oxford United forward Rob Hall.
Able to play as a winger, attacking midfielder or as a striker, the 23-year-old is one of the best players in League One.
The former West Ham youngster has impressed since making a permanent switch to Oxford from Bolton – he had previously enjoyed two loan spells with the Yellows while with the Hammers.
After demonstrating his quality in League One this season, the former England under-19 forward might be tempted to make the step up to the Championship if he was offered the chance to do so.
He has tried his hand in the second tier before but is now ready to really make an impact at that level after developing his game at Oxford United.
Cardiff would benefit from his speed and attacking threat in their attacking regions as Warnock chases low cost reinforcements all over the field.
Rated at £340k as he enters the final year of his Oxford deal, Hall could be a real bargain for Cardiff to take a punt on and he has age on his side.
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