TAYLS: EXPECT A RESPONSE AT WOLVES
Club News24th February
Andrew Taylor spoke to press on Friday and felt that a positive response would be City's reaction to Tuesday's home defeat to Brighton.
The 2-0 loss at Cardiff City Stadium was only City's second at home all season and while disappointment was felt midweek, all the tools were in place for City to come out fighting against Wolves at Molineux.
“Of course we’d have liked to have beaten Brighton but unfortunately it wasn’t to be," Tayls began. "I think on another night we would have won the game comfortably – we played well, created chances, but we conceded two slack goals.
"I think we’re still a confident bunch. If we’d been outplayed we might have come off the pitch and asked ourselves, 'are we as good as we think we are?' The fact that we played well and created umpteen chances, and kept the ball for as long as we did against a team that usually do that to teams, that’s the positive to be taken out of it.
"For the second goal we were pushing for an equaliser so that’s understandable, but for the first goal which we conceded just before half-time – for the majority of the season we’ve not been like that, we’ve been solid.
“You will lose games in this league; I think it’s the only league where everybody beats everybody. It’s about how you react though; on previous occasions that we’ve lost we’ve reacted well, and it’s up to us again to do it on Sunday against Wolves."
And when asked whether nerves were being felt inside the camp, the defender was resolute in his response, saying: “It’s understandable [that the fans are jumpy]. Having such a big lead with so many games to go, I think it’s easy for a lot of people to look too far ahead.
"We’ve always said that there’s a lot of football to be played. We approach every game as they come and I think that over the course of the season we should be alright. The last few years before I came we’ve been in good position to get automatically promoted and we’ve not done it. Now we’ve got a different team, different manager and different coaches. We’ve got a stronger squad than I’ve ever seen in a Cardiff City squad, so I think we’ll be alright.
“Wolves are having a very rough time. They’ve just dropped into the relegation zone, but they’re a good team with players who were in the Premier League last season. They’re a massive club that really shouldn’t be in the bottom three – the fans don’t expect them to be anywhere near the relegation zone, instead they should be pushing for promotion. I think all that will contribute to an edgy game and I hope we can take advantage of that.”