Cardiff captain Sean Morrison has welcomed the club’s desire to sign three players in January, but warned that new arrivals must have the right character for a relegation dogfight.

City chairman Mehmet Dalman has promised Neil Warnock a new right back, midfielder and striker this month, with the manager wanting at least a couple in the door before next weekend’s six-pointer at Newcastle.

However influential defender Morrison said: ‘We need to bring in players who want to play for the shirt and the fans. Simple as that. If they don’t want to come in and be in a dogfight and fight for every point, it won’t work.’

The key moment in Saturday’s draw with Huddersfield came after 77 minutes when referee Lee Mason awarded Huddersfield a penalty for Joe Bennett’s tangle with Florent Hadergjonaj but then changed his mind after consulting with his assistant.

David Wagner’s side are bottom with only 11 points but goalkeeeper Jonas Lossl believed they looked better than Cardiff, who are eight points ahead.

‘We deserved to win the game and I just hope we are above three teams in the end,’ he said. ‘I believe it can happen.’

 

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