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Warnock: Cardiff need to dig deep after Sala disappearance

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock says the club "must move mountains" to recover from the disappearance of Emiliano Sala, reports BBC Sport.

The Argentine striker, who is Cardiff's record signing, has been missing since the plane he was travelling in vanished over Guernsey on 21 January.

"Once we get this weekend out the way we can move on," said Warnock.

"We have to regroup."

The Bluebirds are 18th in the Premier League, four points behind 17th-place Burnley.

"We have to come up with a formula to get points on the board. People will write us off and quite rightly so," added Warnock.

"This year I thought it would be a great accolade to stay in the division.

"It is not all about money. It is about getting a group of lads to believe in what they are doing and moving mountains again.

"We keep getting knocks and blows, but we keep bouncing back. If it isn't good enough, it won't be for the lack of trying."

Warnock did consider signing a striker but says players were not keen to fill that role following Sala's disappearance.

"One or two of the strikers we were talking about didn't really want to come in on the circumstances. They didn't want to come in after what's happened."

Warnock says any tributes paid to Sala during Saturday's match will be done with the approval of his family.

"I don't know what is planned for Saturday," he said.

"It is whatever the families want really. Whatever the family of Emiliano want or think, I think we've got to adhere to."

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