Neil Warnock says Cardiff’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield on Saturday proves that they need to strengthen in the January transfer window.
The Bluebirds boss revealed he had “one or two” players who were struggling with knocks and says Callum Paterson and Victor Camarasa, who both started, “weren’t really fit”.
Warnock was satisfied with a point against the Premier League’s bottom club and he says he needs reinforcements in the winter window if he is to keep Cardiff out of the drop zone. “I thought it was average,” he said.
“We weren’t good enough today. We took a gamble on some of the lads’ fitness, so overall I think it’s a good point. If you can’t win a game like that you have to make sure you don’t lose it.
“Today showed that we need help a little bit. I know the chairman and the chief executive are working hard and I hope we can bring someone in for next week because you can see we need that.”
A striker is understood to be the priority for the Cardiff manager as his side have managed just 19 goals in 22 games so far.
The Welsh outfit are in 17th spot, one point clear of the bottom three, ahead of next weekend’s crucial trip to Newcastle, who are one place below Cardiff in the standings.
Cardiff are 4.50 to claim all three points at St James’ Park, while the home side can be backed at 1.91 and a draw is 3.40.