He told the club's official website: "We know we have a tough test to keep the crowd quiet and then deal with them on the pitch.
"The fans down there are very vociferous and passionate - they are a factor.
"On top of that, Cardiff are a good team with nine or 10 international players but these are the challenges that our players want and we see this as a big game.
"We have to be focused in both penalty areas. We will be solid, belligerent and work hard. No one works harder out of possession than us and hopefully that can swing it in our favour."