Reports of a rift in the Cardiff City dressing room have been firmly denied by manager Neil Warnock ahead of tomorrow’s match with West Ham United.

BBC Sport report that Warnock was responding to the claims made by ex-Bluebirds players Danny Gabbidon and Nathan Blake.

The pair claimed that the squad are losing faith in the 70-year-old with the club firmly embroiled in a relegation battle with nine Premier League matches to play.

The Welsh outfit sit 18th with 25 points to their name, two less than 17th-placed Southampton and five less than Burnley in 16th.

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However, the boss says that reports of unrest will not affect his thinking as he looks to steer the Bluebirds to safety.

He said:

Anybody is welcome to talk to the lads behind my back. It doesn’t bother me. But I don’t think there’s any rift whatsoever. When you lose three games like we have, you are flat. Your body language is flat and training is not the same. If [Blake and Gabbidon] have been in the dressing room when I’ve not been around I don’t know. We’ve just got try and close our ears. You just have to go along with what you think is the best team and that’s what I’ve got to focus on in the next nine games.

As mentioned there, Cardiff go into tomorrow’s clash with Manuel Pellegrini’s men on a three-match losing streak, the latest of which coming at Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out.

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