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Warnock: Cardiff City will “stand up and be counted” in relegation fight

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock discusses his side's vital win against West Ham, including his side's work rate and how they responded after a poor recent stretch.

Neil Warnock and Cardiff City are not going away, even if their relegation rivals are also heating up.

[ RECAP: Cardiff 2-0 West Ham ]

The Bluebirds took care of West Ham United 2-0 on Saturday at Cardiff City Stadium. They are two points back of Burnley and Southampton in the race to avoid the final relegation place.

“We feel there’s some more results in us and there’s a few teams around us now so we have to keep getting results and keep putting pressure on them,” Warnock said.

Cardiff still faces Burnley, Brighton and Hove Albion, Fulham, and Crystal Palace and needs results there and on days like Saturday, considering the club also has a quartet of Top Four candidates on their fixture list.

“We had to stand up and be counted because nobody is going to help us,” he said. “We were solid at the back and brilliant in midfield and we were a threat up front too. ... It would have been nice to have a cigar out and be 3-0 or 4-0 up at the end but we can’t complain. The crowd were brilliant throughout and it made for a special afternoon.”

There is pro-Cardiff sentiment for many neutrals given the death of record signing Emiliano Sala, and the Bluebirds still have plenty of opportunities to rally toward safety.

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