Neil Warnock says he still has a decision to make on his 25-man Premier League squad.
The Bluebirds boss has to submit his squad for the Premier League season today ahead of tomorrow’s opening game at Bournemouth.
As part of Premier League rules, Cardiff must name the 25 players they intend to use for league competition and any players outside of that list must wait until January for their next opportunity.
The only exception is players under the age of 21, who don’t have to be named on the list to take part.
So inevitably, there are a few big decisions that Neil Warnock has to make, and so it’s proven.
The Bluebirds boss this morning revealed that he still has to make a decision after changing his mind overnight.
“More or less,” claimed the Bluebirds boss when asked if his mind was made up. “There is the one decision to make now, which is different to what I was thinking yesterday.
“We will have to make that decision in the next 24 hours.”
The Bluebirds made two Deadline Day signings with Real Betis’ Victor Camarasa and Bournemouth’s Harry Arter both joining on season-long loans.
Both of them players are destined to make the 25-man squad, but it took a Deadline Day rush to get the two signings over the line.
Neil Warnock revealed how the signing of Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa came about. He added:”He played on Friday at Bournemouth and he was mentioned to me before that, so we obviously had someone at the game at Bournemouth.
“We talked to him at great length and beyond that. Once we knew he was considering to come to us, then it was a whole new ball game because he is a good player.”
Camarasa struggled for game time at Real Betis last season, his first campaign at Benito Villamarin.
The midfielder made 24 appearances in all, appearing 10 times from the bench as Betis claimed European qualification.
And so the 24-year-old is still looking to establish himself as he arrives at the Cardiff City Stadium in a bid to prove himself to his parent club in Spain.
“He has something to prove because he wants to show Real Betis what he can do,” added Warnock.
“He’s at a lovely age, 24, and he wants to show people what he can do. He’s comfortable on the ball as well, and you have to keep the ball on the Premier League, so he adds another string to our bow.
“He wanted to stay loyal to the club. Sometimes, the passing that Real do, and Arsenal have done it for years, he doesn’t suit that style that’s all, and he wants to make runs in the box, get shots off, tackling, things like that and that’s how we play.”