Murphy ready for Wolves clash
>Winger confident Cardiff can rack up points despite busy week ahead <
CARDIFF CITY have a tough week ahead. The Bluebirds will face Wolves at Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow (4am Malaysian time) before travelling to London to face West Ham United on Wednesday (3.45am Malaysian time).
Cardiff City’s previous recent matches against Wolves have been fiercely competitive, with a win apiece last season en route to automatic promotion to the English Premier League. “We’re going to approach
it’s any other game,” said Cardiff City winger Josh Murphy.
“We’re going to turn up with a game plan, and hopefully we can ruffle a couple of feathers.
“After watching a few of their last games, we know that we can pick up points here. We need to pick up points at home, too, so it’s going to be a good game.”
Murphy certainly has had a positive impact since joining Cardiff over the summer.
Since signing from Norwich City, the young winger – whose twin brother Jacob is also playing in the Premier League at Newcastle United – has shone for the Bluebirds.
Murphy has scored two goals thus far, including a vital equaliser against Fulham in October that led to his team’s first win of the season.
“The table is very tight at the bottom, and it just shows that one win gets you out of the bottom three comfortably,” Murphy continued.
“It could then be another two or three weeks before you
even start getting near the bottom three again.”
Throughout December, Cardiff will play six matches, many of which are against teams that are currently placed similarly in the Premier League table, namely Southampton and Crystal Palace.
And Murphy elaborated on the possibility in these matches for the Bluebirds to perform, adding: “I think it’s a massive incentive to us, especially because there’s a lot of fixtures coming up in the next couple of weeks.
“Hopefully we can start picking up points and move up the table.
“I think everyone is relishing the upcoming run of games.
“As much as everyone likes
playing Saturday to Saturday, I think it’ll be good to have the Saturday and Tuesday matches this time around.
“Hopefully we can pick up all six points, it’d be brilliant for us.”
A home win against Wolves would be the ideal birthday present for Cardiff manager Neil Warnock, who turns 70 tomorrow.
“Yeah it would be,” Warnock replied when asked about it.
“We’ve had some good games against Wolves so been looking forward to it, not my birthday so much.”
“We’ve got a
busy week and we’ve got to get points on the board. I’m sure Wolves, West Ham and Southampton are thinking the same thing.
“We have to hang in until January until I can get players. We’ve got to hang on to the coattails until then.
“It’s about trying to get as many points up to Christmas,” Warnock concluded. – Cardiff City Football Club