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Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has warned fans they will have to be patient before the side start their assault up the table.
Since arriving in the Welsh capital, Warnock has overseen a vast improvement in results, but lost their last two games before the international break and languish 21st in the table.
They also face a tough looking run of fixtures, starting at home to Huddersfield before a trip to Villa Park and then the visit of Chris Hughton’s high-flying Brighton.
”It’s a tough run now with the games we have coming up,” said Warnock. “It could get worse before it gets better.
“We don’t want it to [get worse], we have to roll our sleeves up.
“I am sure the lads will be doing their utmost now in the next few weeks to take us up the table.
”I am aware of the difficulty of the fixtures we have coming up but I think on our day we can beat anybody.”
Despite replacing former Bluebirds boss Paul Trollope after the transfer window slammed shut, Warnock has made his mark on the side and brought in free-agents such as ex-Leeds captain Sol Bamba, former Arsenal front-man Marouane Chamakh and the diminutive Junior Hoilett.
However, Warnock made it clear that he wants more reinforcements, and said: “We just have to get on until January now and see what we can do.
”I think there are two or three needed in the squad to give it different dimensions in the Championship.
”I don’t think its a massive job. I think the squad needs thinning as well.
“Certain players need to be leaving now and finding fresh pastures which enables you to get a few fresher faces in.”