Russell Slade: Cardiff City need to 'grab opportunity'

On loan striker Tony Watt celebrates after scoring in the win at Bolton
On loan striker Tony Watt scored the opening goal in Cardiff's 3-2 win at Bolton

Manager Russell Slade says Cardiff City are entering a "critical" period in their bid for promotion to the Premier League.

Cardiff are currently in the Championship play-off places after a 3-2 win at struggling Bolton Wanderers last weekend.

Saturday's game at home to Sheffield Wednesday will be the first of six games over the next three weeks.

"It's a very important time for us," Slade said.

"I think I might have used the words 'critical times' for us to be picking up points.

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"I don't think it's just this season.

"I think any season going in to the Christmas campaign if you've got an opportunity you've got to grab it with both hands.

"It can set you up for the New Year and you can push on."

Cardiff sit in the final Championship play-off spot and are one place above Sheffield Wednesday on goal difference.

Defender Lee Peltier is fit for the visit of Wednesday despite suffering a knock in the win at struggling Bolton.

Fellow defender Matt Connolly is a doubt because of a back injury which could see Bruno Ecuele Manga coming into the side.

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