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TOMMY: US AND ONLY US

11 March 2013


Tommy Smith spoke to press on Monday ahead of City’s clash with Leicester City.
 
And despite results going in Cardiff's favour on their weekend off, the midfielder insists that the main focus for the Bluebirds will be their own results for the remainder of the season.

“I do look at the scores, it’s hard not to," he admitted. "For me, you try not to let it affect you at all. It’s nice to see teams slip up that are around you, I’d be lying if I said it was not, but even if teams had won we are in a position where if we win our two games in hand, which we are confident we can do, we’ve still got a nice little gap there.

“The end game for us is to try and keep the gap as big as we can. Eventually the games will run out for the chasing pack. Certainly after the international break the games will come thick and fast and I think we will try to get to that point as quickly as we can."

With their promotion push having been halted somewhat in the last few weeks, Smith believes Leicester will see their game with the league leaders as the perfect place to reignite their season.

“Since the middle of January, Leicester seem to have struggled to pick up points but it’s going to be a tough game for us on Tuesday,” he added.

“If you look at their squad, they’ve got some great players. They are a bit like Middlesbrough really - on their day they can hurt anyone. They’re having a little bit of a dodgy patch and often that’s the hardest time to play against these types of teams."

And with the international break at the end of March, Smith believes it’s crucial to take as many points as possible from the next two games against Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday before heading into a packed schedule in April.

“The games in hand we’ve got are great but you would rather have points on the table” he continued.
 
“It would be great to go into the two weeks we’ve got off with two wins and just look forward then to coming back in and really getting the three or four wins after that will hopefully put us in a great position.”

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