Cardiff City’s clash with Queens Park Rangers could be ‘telling’ as frustration builds around Neil Harris, according to Sky Sports commentator David Stowell.
The Bluebirds reached the play-offs last season and were within a couple of matches of securing a return to the Premier League as a result.
While that didn’t quite work out the hope was that they would be able to kick on this term and go one step further.
Unfortunately for supporters that hasn’t happened.
Neil Harris’s side currently find themselves way off the pace in the promotion race as they sit in a mid-table position – something which Stowell believes is a huge source of frustration to supporters as they watch their rivals Swansea City mount a genuine push.
7 of these 18 facts about Cardiff City boss Neil Harris are fake – Can you identify which ones aren’t true?
Speaking on the Sky Sports EFL Podcast, Stowell said: “There’s a lot of feeling around Cardiff City that they should be further up the football pecking order.
“I grew up in Cardiff and know a lot about them and behind the scenes and there’s a feeling with half of the support that they need to be sensible with their ambitions, but there’s the other half that think that they’re the capital city of Wales, Swansea City have been in the Premier League and stayed there longer than us, we should be a Premier League club.
“Whether that’s right or not is debate for another time but there’s been frustrations over some of the decisions made by Neil Harris.
“The defeat to Swansea was big psychologically and now QPR is a tricky kind of game because you know that while they’ll give you chances they’ll also score goals.
“They’re a team who are busy at both ends of the field and it could be a telling night.”
I don’t think many can argue that Cardiff City should be doing better this season.
The Bluebirds have one of the strongest groups of players in the league and they should undoubtedly be in the top 10 pushing for a top six finish.
At present they’re underperforming but there’s still plenty of matches left and lots of time to get themselves back on track.