Despite the late set-back in City’s home draw with Barnsley on Tuesday night, Jordon Mutch was insistent that the players were determined to look back on the point as one gained rather than two dropped.
Cardiff’s game in hand over the chasing pack ended with Stephen Foster’s deflected equaliser five minutes into injury time, with Jordon reflecting afterwards, saying, “Everyone’s disappointed as you’d expect, but we’ve had a chat and looked at in a positive light, which is a point gained and we’re now nine points clear of third place, six clear of second and with just five games to go.”
It was a match which Cardiff dominated from start to finish, playing some delightful fluid football in the process, yet the squad were unable to find a clinical, killer touch in front of goal.
“The performance was good, we played really well,” Jordon said. “They didn’t have a shot on goal in the first half and I thought that we limited them well in the second half as well. We dropped a bit deep late on, but other than that it was a good performance from the lads.
“When you look back at the match we had chances to make it easier on ourselves, but it wasn’t to be and we go again Saturday. Everyone’s positive about the Forest game, nobody’s downhearted about it, we’re all looking forward to it - every game is massive at this stage of the season in this league, but we’ll be looking to take the three points.”
On a personal note Mutch, who has established his place in the City starting eleven over the last three matches having had his playing time hampered by a lingering injury for most of the season, was eager to state his delight at being a Cardiff City player and, vitally, one that is back contributing on the pitch once more.
“I’ve had a frustrating season with the foot injury, but I’m managing it better at the moment and I’m happy that I’m playing football,” he said. “I’m really happy in Cardiff, I love the City and I’m just trying to do my best for the club.”