Junior Hoilett: Cardiff City midfielder a 'gamechanger' says Neil Warnock

Junior Hoilett
Junior Hoilett scored his first goal since March in Cardiff City's 3-2 win against Huddersfield Town

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock hailed the impact of Junior Hoilett after he scored his first goal for the club in their 3-2 win against Huddersfield.

The 26-year-old Canada international scored the Bluebirds' second goal in the win during a fine performance.

"I'm so glad that nobody snapped him up before I came to Cardiff. He's a super lad and a gem of a boy," Warnock said.

"When you can get a player like that it's very good for the squad because he can change a game in two minutes."

Hoilett previously played under Warnock at Queens Park Rangers and the Cardiff manager is happy to have a familiar face in south Wales.

"It's one of those things that as a manager you're really proud of when you have somebody [Hoilett] like I did at QPR. I brought him in and he did brilliantly for me," Warnock continued.

"By having Junior playing the way he is, it gives Peter Whittingham more time on the ball and we've got other strengths."

After a poor start to the season that saw former manager Paul Trollope sacked, Warnock is looking forward to putting his own mark on the squad in the January transfer window.

Warnock added, "As a manager you do like to takeover in the summer so you can plan other areas but in the meantime we've just got to hang in there until January.

"We've got to go with what we've got and try and get the results we can to keep us up there."

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