MALKY: WE'LL LEARN FROM MISTAKES
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Malky Mackay spoke to the media on Friday morning, ahead of City's weekend clash with high-flying Blackpool.
And the Bluebirds manager stressed the importance of learning from the mistakes made in the previous game.
"We've obviously come off the back of last week's game disappointed - mostly because of the individual errors, as we were comfortable at one point," said the Gaffer.
"But we've trained well this week and we're at home, so we're looking forward to it. We had a chat and watched the match back like we do after every game, be it a win, draw or defeat. Part of this job is about educating, making sure that we get better and that the players learn. It's a learning tool, and it's something that helps massively.
"We don't have to look long and hard at what went wrong as it was individual, freak errors that cost us. We gave away two penalties for things that the players will hopefully never do again in their careers.
"Other than that, we would have won the game, and we'd be sitting at the top of the league tonight. But we're three points off, and I've got a group in the dressing room that has performed excellently so far."
The City boss said that the Blackpool match will be a big test this Saturday, but is confident in his side's home form, adding: "Blackpool are seen by most people as favorites for the division. They've got a group that have mostly been together for a fair period, with something like forty professionals - something that I'd love to be able to call upon. They've got two years worth of parachute payments as well, which is in the region of £30 million.
"It will be a very tough game as Blackpool will be coming off the back of a defeat to Huddersfield, and looking to bounce back. I've no doubt in the threat that they pose, that's why they're everyone's favorites. They're a tough team that has attacking threats and can score from anywhere.
"We desperately want to turn Cardiff City Stadium into a fortress. We want to make it a place to which teams don't want to come and listen to the noise of our fans spurring us on. We've had fantastic support from our fans since day one. When they see the effort from their team then they will support us until the last minute."