FRESH FACES: Cardiff City’s season is over so give the kids a go
Mick McCarthy should cast an eye to the future and blood some youngsters in Cardiff City's remaining Championship fixtures this season.
The Bluebirds are twelve points off the playoffs with just five games remaining. It's unlikely they'll enter the top six at this late stage.
So Cardiff fans want to see McCarthy give youth a chance and potentially allow some to break into the team.
Transfer funds could be redeployed if a young player can fill a need in the squad.
With nothing to play for and the season over, Cardiff City should use this time wisely to evaluate their squad.
The fact that Cardiff are within the top half shows the great work McCarthy has done since taking over the club.
McCarthy looking to next season for Cardiff City success
Neil Harris was dismissed after a poor run seen Cardiff City looking likely to be embroiled in a relegation battle this season.
McCarthy has steered them clear and falled just short of the top six places in the Championship.
However, the Cardiff boss, who signed a new contract after an unbeaten start to life in charge, doesn't see his time in charge as a success.
"Is it a success? No, but it's been educational," said McCarthy.
"You can always take something from it, we've tried our best and I'd only have regrets if we hadn't done everything possible."
The manager also hinted that some fresh faces may get the chance in the first squad now, too.
However, he was adamant that they still wanted to win games despite not much being on the line in the league.
"Some of the younger players may get an opportunity now, but we've got a responsibility to win the games and play well.
"The playoffs aren't happening, even if we won all the games the other teams have enough about them to stop us, but when you're preparing for next season you want to finish on a high."
Cardiff face Reading at 6pm on Friday evening.
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