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Neil Warnock: Omar Bogle took his opportunity against Ipswich

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Cardiff manager Neil Warnock admitted Omar Bogle had given him food for thought after the striker scored in his team's comfortable 3-1 Sky Bet Championship win over Ipswich.

On his first start for the Bluebirds, Bogle netted to cap an impressive individual performance in the Welsh capital.

Junior Hoilett and Danny Ward also found the back of the net for Cardiff and Bersant Celina grabbed a late Ipswich consolation, but it was Bogle who stood out.

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Omar has been busting a gut to play. Danny had a bit of a calf injury from the weekend and we didn't want to risk that. I thought he and Lee Tomlin did very well.

We played some good stuff at times and Omar was a threat all night. He's been doing extra sessions in training and he said he was cream-crackered when he came off.

When I signed Omar I told his agent he would be third choice and he would have to fight for his place in the team. But I can't speak highly enough of him and he's worked hard to earn a spot.

– Neil Warnock, Cardiff City Manager

Hoilett's fourth league goal of the season gave Cardiff - who dominated the first period - a 1-0 half-time lead. Less than a minute after the restart, the Bluebirds doubled their advantage.

Tomlin's superb turn and pass put Bogle through on goal and the former Solihull Moors and Grimsby striker ran through and calmly slotted past Bartosz Bialkowski. It ended the game as a contest, but there was still time for some late drama. Celina grabbed an 89th-minute goal for Ipswich though it didn't stir a comeback as Ward went up the other end to make it 3-1.

We've got an horrific injury list at the moment with Kenneth Zohore and Joe Bennett out injured, but the lads who came in tonight did a good job.

We deserved the win and we could have won by more. I'm disappointed to concede, but I guess I can't be too picky and I can look forward to Bristol City on Saturday now. Even though we're second in the league after this, I think we'll go into that game as underdogs.

– Neil Warnock, Cardiff City Manager