Madine has spurred on Zohore’
ing both competition and a share of the goalscoring burden.
And with Madine having kept him on the bench for the past two games, Zohore bounced back against Bolton, with Warnock saying: “I think we saw the best game he’s played this season.
“I told him afterwards I should have signed Madine two months ago!
“To be fair, he’s been training the same this week. Even before Gary got injured against Millwall, I thought about leaving him out for this one and giving Ken a go.
“He didn’t score, but he linked well. I looked at the Chelsea goal last night with Giroud, just a delicate touch, and he did that three of four times, thought he brought everybody into it, some really nice touches, but some good hard work too.”
Zohore’s hinted resurgence will give further confidence to Cardiff’s bid to stay in the hunt for the top two, though Warnock is maintaining he is not concerned with others around him as he prepares for the visit of Middlesbrough this weekend.
“You look at Villa, Derby, Fulham, and Wolves, they’re the ones with the big wage bills in the league,” said the veteran boss. “Every game, whether it’s Bolton or Boro at the top end, we just have to look after ourselves.
“I thought we were very professional here. It was as good as you’re going to get against a hard-working team, who have had a decent run of form lately.
“We were on the front foot most of the game. If you could criticise, then perhaps we could have taken some of the chances, but we restricted them to very little, and their keeper did very well with a couple of great saves.
“We have a genuine bunch, we feel we can beat anybody on our day, we’ll get those games where decisions go against us, as it did at Milwall and has happened a few times, but all credit to the boys for continuing. I think it’s quite entertaining how we’re playing and I think the crowd’s up for it as well.
“We’ve got to enjoy the moment. We have another tough one Saturday, a different type of game, because Middlesbrough will come to try and win the game and they have good players.
“But I’m looking forward to it, like I’m looking forward to all the run-in; we’re safe now, we can’t get relegated, so let’s enjoy it.”
> Marko Grujic gets an effort on the Bolton goal during Cardiff’s win on Tuesday night