Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock knows they are not going to get any help from elsewhere as they battle to avoid relegation.

In quotes reported by Wales Online, Warnock was in a defiant mood ahead of tomorrow night’s match against Everton at Cardiff City Stadium.

The Bluebirds are currently 17th in the Premier League table with 25 points from 27 matches, one point clear of Southampton who occupy the final spot in the relegation zone.

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With Huddersfield Town all but down that leaves two spaces that everybody wants to avoid, with all the clubs as high as Leicester City in 12th still looking nervously over their shoulders.

Warnock’s men suffered an extremely disappointing 5-1 home loss to Watford on Friday night, with Gerard Deulofeu bagging a hat-trick for the Hornets.

The Toffees travel to South Wales for tomorrow’s match on a run of three straight top-flight defeats and haven’t played since February 9, so could be rusty around the edges.

When asked whether his team perform best with their ‘backs against the wall’. the 70-year-old said:

All along we’ve known we’ve been in a battle. It’s frustrating, certain things haven’t gone our way which could have made things easier. Some of the goals we conceded and decisions we’ve not got, it could have helped us a little bit, but it’s not been like that. But we know we’re up against it. We’re not going to get any help from anybody whatsoever and we’ve got to do it ourselves. We’ve got to close our ears. We’re going to get beat by five if we defend like we did (against Watford) but we’re still in there and are still punching above our weight and making a few clubs around us still nervous.