What made Cardiff’s recovery at Stoke all the more incredible is the fact that they had entered the game on an eight-game losing run, failing to score in seven of those.
Their winless run may still span close to two months, and they are still only three points above the dropzone, but Saturday’s result may just prove to be a turning point for City.
Steve Morison oversaw the six-goal draw at the bet365 Stadium and will remain in charge for the visit of QPR as the Welsh side continue their search for Mick McCarthy’s successor.
The ex-Wales international may yet be in the running for the job himself, and he will strengthen his job prospects should he inspire Cardiff to a first home win since August 21.
QPR are hardly the best of travellers, having lost their last four away games after a previous run of five straight wins and a draw outside of the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
The Rs enter the midweek round of fixtures two points outside the playoffs after going two games without a victory.
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Mark Warburton’s men followed up a 2-1 loss at Peterborough United with a 1-1 draw at home to Nottingham Forest, the visitors scoring a 91st-minute leveller in that one.
However, QPR have lost just one of their last 12 league games with Cardiff and are seeking back-to-back away wins in this fixture for the first time since October 1932.
A win would help lift the mood around the West London club after a disappointing week, though the same is of course true for their lowly opponents.