West Ham United arrive in Cardiff on Saturday with praise from Neil Warnock ringing in their ears.
The Hammers have worked their way into ninth place in the Premier League with nine games to play.
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Hammers face stern test with Cardiff fighting for survival
Neil Warnock’s side sit two points off safety with nine games to play and will be fighting for their lives.
That should mean Pellegrini’s side are in for a stern test.
And they arrive in Wales with Warnock signing their praises over the level of quality in the Hammers ranks.
He also highlighted a key quartet for special praise (Wales Online).
“We played well at West Ham, missed a penalty and then conceded silly goals, so we want to make sure people are on their games,” Warnock told Wales Online.
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“I remember (Cardiff owner) Vincent (Tan) talking about their wide player, (Felipe) Anderson, who cost £40million.
“(Robert) Snodgrass I had at Leeds, (Javier) Hernandez scores goals, (Declan) Rice is going to become an England regular.
“But we’ve got to show togetherness now.”
Former Sheffield United bosss Warnock used to be something of a hate figure at West Ham over his comments during the infamous Carlos Tevez affair.
The divisive manager is often complimentary about the Hammers, though, and says he has many friends that support the Hammers.