Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has told his players they have to fight for Premier League survival after Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat at home to Everton.
The Bluebirds offered little against the Merseysiders at the Cardiff City Stadium and Warnock has confirmed he will make changes to his starting XI for their next game at Wolves this weekend.
Cardiff are just one point and one place above the drop zone, and Warnock accepts they may have slipped into the bottom three by the time their trip to Molineux comes around.
“We will not go down without a fight,” said Warnock. “We will probably be in the bottom three when we go to Wolves [on Saturday] and people will be writing us off.
“I know my team for the Wolves game and I want people who will be in the trenches because I was let down by one or two tonight.
“I’m not going to throw the towel in and I’ll make sure we are ready for Saturday.”
Cardiff are 1.33 to be relegated and 6.50 to win at Wolves on Saturday. Wolves can be backed at 1.53 and a draw is 4.20.
Warnock felt individual mistakes cost Cardiff against Everton but refused to pick out any individuals for criticism.
He added: “If you make mistakes you get punished. I don’t want to name names but you have got to track your men and they didn’t do that for the first goal.
“One or two were very poor tonight and they looked like they could have done with a rest.”