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MALKY: IMPROVEMENT NEEDED

5 November 2012

Malky Mackay calls for his squad to improve their away form.

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Malky Mackayspoke to Press on Monday morning ahead of Tuesday's clash at Charlton Athletic, emphasising the need for improvement on the road.

Defeat at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday marked the Bluebirds' fourth away League defeat of the season - a statistic not good enough for the Manager, despite his side sitting top of the npower Championship.

“Obviously we have the 100% record at home so you have got to focus on the away record,” he began. “We have got to be better and that is without question. Again we have got to look at individual decisions and mistakes. We have got to improve these mistakes and hope that decisions fall differently for us.

 

“We are top at the moment and in terms of the football we are playing at home I am really, really happy with it. I think our fans are seeing some great football at the moment, and there is a group in there that have no egos, are working really hard together and are trying the hardest they can for Cardiff City. That’s all I can ask.

 

“We have scored plenty of goals away from home and it is not like we struggle to score. So there is no negativity or lack of ambition in terms of being away from home. Naturally, in this division and in most divisions, the home team are in the ascendancy. They are more comfortable on their ground, it is their fans that are there and away wins are harder to come by than home wins. We tell them tactics, how the other team plays and how to beat them. That is how we go about it.”

 

As for Tuesday’s opposition, Malky added: “(Chris Powell) is a good friend of mine. We have known each other a long time and were at two clubs together, West Ham and Watford. We keep in touch regularly and it is really good job he has done down at Charlton. Like every club in this division you go through little periods, and they have been through one at home and that will change. Hopefully it doesn’t change tomorrow night, but it will change, and we know we are in for a tough game at the Valley.”

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