Cardiff City primed for Sheffield Wednesday challenge as Neil Harris aims to make his mark with the Bluebirds

Manager Neil Harris is demanding more creativity from his Cardiff City side ahead of tomorrow's encounter with promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Saturday, 28th December 2019, 11:45 am

Harris was left frustrated after the Bluebirds were held to a 1-1 draw with his former club Millwall on Boxing Day.

The result means Cardiff have gone four matches without a victory.

“We’ve had two really tough, physical home matches so it will be good to get the team back on the road again," admitted Harris. "We need to create more clear-cut chances and I want to see more from my wide players."

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Cardiff City boss Neil Harris. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Harris has taken 13 points from a possible 24 as Cardiff boss, overseeing just one defeat since he was appointed in November.

But the 11th-placed Bluebirds are five points adrift of the Championship play-off places.

Harris said: "It's about the players delivering what I want and there's no quick fix.

"We had the majority of the ball (against Millwall) which has not been normal for the lads, so just getting used to having the football again is important - finding a different way to play.

"We won't accept certain standards. They have got to get up to those standards and I want to get there as quickly as possible, but at the moment it's taken a little bit longer than I'd hope."

Cardiff captain Sean Morrison serves the final match of his three-match ban after being sent off against Leeds United while full-back Lee Peltier is a major injury doubt after sustaining a foot injury in their draw with Millwall.

The Bluebirds, who have failed to score in each of their last three away league matches against the Owls (D1 L2), have only won one of their last 12 away games in the Championship.

"Ultimately I want to be better with the football, create more chances, score more goals and win more games, and while you are doing that you have to keep clean sheets," said Harris.

"To be able to do all that together, you have to be extremely fit and you have to have huge understanding of what's required."