NEIL Harris has warned his players that Cardiff will be “right at it” when the sides meet on Saturday.
Harris is an admirer of Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock and believes there will be no lack of “passion and desire” on the pitch at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Lions manager Harris played three games on loan at Cardiff in 2004 and said he “absolutely loved” his spell in Wales.
And he is aware that Warnock will have his players fired up this weekend as they aim for potentially going back to the top of the Championship table.
“He’s a great fellow, passionate about the game and his sides are always battle-hardened and aggressive,” Harris said.
“He gets his players right at it.
“It’s a great challenge for us and one I’m personally looking forward to. I spent some time there as a player on loan and absolutely loved it.
“There’s a real spirit about the club and it’s a good one for us on the back of Birmingham to follow it up with another performance like we had then.
“We’re certainly going to have to compete physically, one-v-one duels are going to be really important all over the park and it’s a game we should thrive off.
“There will be two teams that don’t lack passion and desire on the football pitch.
“I’ve always enjoyed watching Neil Warnock’s teams because they are always right at it. I pride myself on my players having that hunger and desire and wanting to win.
“It’ll be a battle, they’re right near the top of the division because they’ve got quality we well.”
Cardiff won 1-0 at Middlesbrough last weekend, and Warnock wants strong backing from supporters at home on Saturday.
“It is nice to be at home and we’re glad of it, make no mistake about it, but we have to make it count,” he said.
“Our record isn’t bad, I think we’ve been quite clinical, and we’ve got a good win up at Middlesbrough to come home with.
“But the crowd have got to get behind us now, they have got their jobs to do, too.
“I do hope we can get a good crowd, starting with Millwall, and have a good go over the next two games.”
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