Tunnel... but risk on Ken
back. I spoke to him at great length the day before yesterday and told him how important it is going to be now for him to get himself right. And it is the same for everybody, we are going to need all these lads.
“He’ll be building up now, but I won’t rush him. We’re going to have him for 2018 and that is going to be important.
“Because of that, I won’t rush him over Christmas. You could say possibly the Fulham or Preston games, but I would doubt it because I don’t want to take a risk.
“I’d rather him be out for another game than for him to then miss out for five or six.”
Warnock is keen for a return of Zohore and other injured stars, with Aron Gunnarsson again a doubt after it emerged his latest lay-off is also down to an historic problem.
Fringe frontman Frederic Gounongbe has also seen his hopes of breaking into the starting side dashed after a new injury that Warnock says could keep the Benin international out for months.
But, in better news, Kadeem Harris is back training, while Rhys Healey and Lee Camp could be ready to take steps towards a first-team comeback in an Under-23 match next week. Jazz Richards is another of Cardiff’s regulars who has been hit by injury issues in recent weeks, undergoing surgery on an ankle injury suffered at the start of October.
“Although we’ve coped with all these injuries, like with Jazz, we just have to try and hang in there,” Warnock added.
“I really can’t fault the lads, we’re doing really well, the results have been – apart from the first half against Norwich – what we’ve deserved.”
> Kenneth Zohore is on the road back from injury, but Neil Warnock, below left, won’t rush the striker back too soon