Cardiff City fear no-one, says Kenny Miller

Kenny Miller (centre) celebrates with Peter Whittingham and Joe Mason
Kenny Miller (centre) says Cardiff are good enough to go up this season

Kenny Miller believes Cardiff City have found the right recipe to be serious Championship contenders this season.

Miller says he is revelling in the lone-striker role and praised the industrious midfielders and full-backs for making the system work.

With the halfway point in the season approaching, Cardiff are in third and Miller says they should fear no team.

"I don't think we've come up against anyone yet that I would say was any better than us," said Miller.

"The Championship is about consistency. Obviously Southampton and West Ham are up there because they've been the most consistent throughout the season so far.

"We're on that good run now and if we can keep that going over the next month or two months and stay in the position, if not get in a better position than we're already in, then it gives us something to aim for in the last few months of the season."

Leaders Southampton and nearest challengers West Ham United both lost on Saturday and Cardiff took full advantage by closing the gap to three points on the Hammers and regaining third place after a hard-fought win over Birmingham.

Miller scored the only goal, his seventh for the club since joining for less than £1 million from Turkish side Bursaspor in July, as the Bluebirds extended their unbeaten record 10 games in all competitions.

Those performances have been steady more than spectacular, and Miller says their high-tempo pressing game has been crucial to their success.

"The way we play, the tempo and the work-rate we put into our game, will stand us in good stead in every game," he said.

"We'll have a chance in every game - the first 20 games have shown that."

After opening his Cardiff account on the opening day with an injury-time winner at West Ham, Miller endured a barren spell of eight games without a goal.

Six goals have since followed in 11 games, and the Scotland international says he has no complaints in filling the often thankless role as a lone striker.

"I'm a bit of a moaner at times to be fair, but I enjoy playing in the role," said the 31-year-old.

"The boys who play in midfield have a big, big say - you need support from midfield and the lads we've got in there... their energy levels are incredible.

"They play a big part in why that system works. I'm actually enjoying it. It's given us a good base to work from.

"We've kept quite a few clean sheets in the last six or seven games.

"If you're keeping the back door shut you've always got a chance of nicking goals and that then leads to winning games."

And Miller had a warning for the rest of the Championship about his won form saying: "There's definitely still better to come.

"It was a slow start for me to be fair and I always knew it was going to take a few games for me to find my feet again after what was a bit of a turbulent pre-season."