TAYLOR: POINTS AND PERFORMANCE
Club News1st April
Andrew Taylor spoke to press today following the convincing 3-0 nPower Championship victory over Blackburn Rovers at Cardiff City Stadium.
“After Saturday where we didn’t play well and were beaten, it’s great that we’ve come back with not just the three points but a good performance as well,” Taylor said.
“It shows the character within the squad; you’re not going to win every game. You’ll have ups and downs – over the last few weeks we haven’t played our best football. We haven’t been fluent but today we showed how good we can be.
“It’s important to make changes when you’re playing two games in three days. That’s why we’ve got such a big squad. A lot of the lads who have come in have been patient and waited for their chance and they all took it well today.
“It’s important to keep clean sheets because, with the quality we’ve got going forward, nine times out of ten when we keep clean sheets we’ll end up winning games.”
Taylor took the captain’s armband against Peterborough on Saturday, an opportunity he was very pleased to get.
“It was a real honour for me to be asked to captain the team," he continued. "Obviously it would have been nicer if we’d held on and got the three points but it wasn’t to be. On a personal note, it was a proud moment for me.”
Eyes now turn to Tuesday’s clash between second-placed Hull City and third-placed Watford, before Cardiff travel to Vicarage Road to meet the Hornets this weekend in another important top-of-the-table clash.
“It’s a big game and that’s why Sky have put it on TV," Taylor added. "Our win today though means we’ve got a nice big gap now – Saturday will not be the be-all and end-all.
“Especially after Saturday’s defeat, (today’s victory) puts the pressure on everybody else again. It’s eleven points between us and Watford which is a nice gap to have at this stage of the season. It sets us up nicely. We’ve put ourselves in a position where we don’t need to worry about other teams. We just need to focus on what we need to do and win our games. We’ve given ourselves a fantastic opportunity but it’s up to us as a group to stay focused. “