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Mick McCarthy comments on his Cardiff City position ahead of Fulham clash
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Mick McCarthy says he still expects to be Cardiff City manager for their clash with Fulham on Wednesday night.
The Bluebirds are currently in a dismal run of form, with Sunday’s 3-0 defeat away to rivals Swansea marking a sixth straight defeat for McCarthy’s side.
That has seen the club slip to 20th in the Championship table, and piled the pressure on McCarthy in the Cardiff dugout.
But despite the club’s precarious situation, and the calls for him to leave from a considerable number of the club’s fans, it seems McCarthy still expects to be in charge when his side visit Craven Cottage tomorrow.
Speaking about his position as Cardiff manager, McCarthy was quoted by BBC Sport as saying: “Until anybody tells me different, I will be in tomorrow morning preparing for the [Fulham] game,” he said.
“I have never had too many problems with players not playing for me. If they are not then I would be disappointed, but I can’t see that.”
Indeed, it seems McCarthy is more focused on trying to get Cardiff back to winning ways than speculation over his future, as he added: “When does the pressure get too much for me? I keep doing the job and trying to get results. I will continue that until anybody tells me different.”
For their part, Fulham go into the game off the back a 4-1 win over their own local rivals QPR at the weekend.
That has left them third in the Championship table, two points off an automatic promotion place going into the midweek round of fixtures.
This does feel like a rather interesting admission for McCarthy to make about his position at Cardiff.
Given the way things had gone recently, you might have expected the 62-year-old to have been sacked already, in the wake of such a disappointing run.
Indeed, plenty of Cardiff fans have already made it clear that they want him to leave, so it is hard to imagine that these comments will have gone down well amongst the fanbase.
For Fulham meanwhile, they must surely look at this game against such an out of form team, as an opportunity to claim another important three points in the battle for promotion to the Premier League.