Neville Southall has urged Cardiff City fans to come together for their Premier League promotion.

While the Bluebirds clinched Premier League promotion against Charlton on Tuesday night many seasoned supporters stayed at home in protest at the controversial colour change but former Everton keeper Southall urges them to back Vincent Tan's plan.

He told the South Wales Echo: "You can say what you like (about Tan), but he has got success."

"I can understand the shirt thing, but at the end of the day the most important thing was getting the club where it should be.

"They could come out in jockstraps and people wouldn't give a monkey's if they got into the Premier League.

"Some of the die-hards won't go back, and that is a shame because they won't see Premier League football.

"If they had failed it would probably have been seen as the manager's fault, not the shirt's fault.

But playing in red in Wales isn't such a bad thing is it? I don't think it was a major issue."