Neil Warnock not getting carried away despite Cardiff start
Last Updated: 12/10/17 4:59pm
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock insists his side are under no pressure, despite topping the Sky Bet Championship.
The Bluebirds, who travel to Birmingham on Friday night, are the surprise early pace-setters, having been in the relegation zone this time last year.
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"I don't think there's any expectations on us," Warnock said. "We don't have to worry about that, as I don't think our fans expected anything other than, 'Can we try and get in the play-offs?'.
"I won't let anyone get carried away - not even our fans. I don't mind them dreaming, but not getting carried away. I don't see any pressure. I said to our lot, 'Let's enjoy it while we're there - don't let's worry about where we are'."
Warnock will assess the fitness of midfielder Aron Gunnarsson, who played in the two games which secured Iceland's World Cup qualification.
"The next five games will decide a lot in our season, really. We have another international break then and I think after 15 games you are well down the road, you have an idea of what you have.
"I always said to our lot originally that if we can be in the top six by the end of October and top 10 by January I would be quite happy, because I think we would have a chance of the play-offs.
"But where we are now is all credit to the boys. So if we can stay in that top area after the next five games I'll be delighted."
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