Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has said that reaching the Championship play-offs next term would be a big reach with their current budget.

They are currently 17 points off the playoff spot this year as they are 12th on the log.

The Bluebirds struggled when the season went underway but under Warnock’s leadership, they have steadily risen through the log. They played a goalless draw with Wigan Athletic recently but they have been consistent overall.

“We need a few more goals, we need a few more options off the bench. It’s going to be a massive achievement for everybody at the club if we can get up there near the playoffs next season with the budget we’ve got and the amount we’re going to spend,” he coach told the BBC.

The manager earlier claimed the club would not need big money to secure a promotion next season. Warnock brought in Kieran Richardson and Marouane Chamakhlast October, and then he signed Greg Halford from Rotherdam and Allan McGregor on a loan deal from Premier League side Hull City.

He said the rationale behind the moves were because he did not want to “throw it away stupidly in January.” He added that the club’s focus was to get some more quality players and have more options off the bench David Beckham. He said he was focused on achieving the best with the team with a small budget.