In a chilling warning to the Canaries ahead of this weekend's clash in South Wales, Cardiff striker Ross McCormack has warned that the Bluebirds' best is yet to come.
The summer signing from Motherwell scored the equaliser in last Saturday's 1-1 draw at Championship new boys Doncaster.
But, despite an unbeaten start to the campaign, the Scot believes his new side have yet to kick into gear.
“I didn't play particularly well [at Doncaster] and I just wanted to get at the defence,” McCormack said, speaking to walesonline.co.uk.
“But that will even itself out throughout the season, where we will play a team and be better then them and not win.
“When you stand back and see that we have collected four points from a possible six at the start of the season, it's not a bad return.
“The two league games have shown that we are nowhere near the performances that we are capable of, yet we're still picking up points while not playing well.
“It's not exactly flowing football at the moment, I have to admit, but we will batter teams once we can play to our full potential, I'm sure of that.”
With the departure of experienced heads Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Robbie Fowler, Bluebirds boss Dave Jones now has McCormack and Jay Bothroyd as his first-choice front pairing.
But the FA Cup runners-up have this week added former Hungarian international Gabor Gyepes to their ranks and are thought to be on the verge of securing the signature of Fulham's USA star Eddie Johnson.
Gyepes is likely to start the game on the bench, with Bothroyd expected to play some part in proceedings, and the former Arsenal, Coventry and Wolves striker is ready to accept his role as the Bluebirds' main forward.
“I'm enjoying it here,” Bothroyd said. “Obviously, I'm behind the rest of the players in terms of match practice and fitness, but that is getting better by each day.
“I've only played a couple of 90-minute matches, plus a couple of minutes here and there recently.
“In the next couple of weeks I will be 100 per cent fit and then I will hopefully be starting more games. I'm probably around the 70 per cent match fit, but getting stronger by the day.
“I'm working hard and in the next couple of weeks I aim to be in the starting line-up and show what I can really do.
“I know I have the responsibility as a striker to score goals and we have some decent forwards at the club and I'm relishing that challenge.”
Meanwhile, Gyepes ? who may well be used as an impact sub this weekend ? cannot wait to get started at his new club after a ?200,000 switch from Northampton. What price a Gyepes winner on his debut?
“It is a big challenge for me and I will always give Cardiff 100 per cent commitment. I look forward to helping this club have a successful season.
“I'm excited at the opportunity that has been given to me. I have played at this level before with Wolves.
“Cardiff is a beautiful city with a superb new stadium being built and I'm excited about being part of that future.”
And if he can start banging in the goals for the Welsh outfit, then an international recall may not be too far away.
“I have aspirations to play for Hungary again but I must concentrate on gaining a starting place and performing well for Cardiff first,” Gyepes told the Bluebirds' official site.
“If I can do that, then hopefully I can get back into the international setup.”
For the visitors, there may be one or two changes after last weekend's disappointing 1-1 Carrow Road draw with Blackpool.
With Glenn Roeder's strikers still firing blanks in front of goal, Darel Russell may get the nod in attack alongside either Jamie Cureton, 'OJ' Koroma or Arturo Lupoli.
With three goals in his last four Canary outings, at least the City youth product knows where the goal is at the moment ? something that cannot be said for his team-mates.
And Roeder admitted last week that if he hadn't come up trumps in his search for a 'physical presence' in attack, then Russell would be firmly in his thoughts for the long trip west.
Elsewhere, Sammy Clingan is expected to recover in time from the knock he picked up in Northern Ireland's 0-0 draw at Hampden Park last night, meaning that the midfield is likely to be unchanged, with Matty Pattison the only one who may possibly miss out.
“Sammy got a knock on his shin but I've spoken to him this morning and he says he's looking forward to the weekend,” said former City boss Nigel Worthington, now in charge of his home country.
Likewise, with Roeder publically stating his satisfaction with the new-look Canary defence, do not expect any backline changes from the Seasiders draw.