SKIPPER EYES FEBRUARY SUCCESS
Defender sets sights on important points haul this month
spoke earlier this week on the back of Saturday's 2-1 victory over Norwich City.Mark HudsonBluebirds Skipper
And with a potentially historic trip to Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City in the South-Wales derby beckoning, Mark reflected on a transitional period for the Club as well as his hopes for the rest of the season.
“The three points were much needed on Saturday, that was a big win,” Mark admitted.
“We know that February is going to be a big month and we've started it really well. We were hanging on a bit at the end but that's just the way it is in this division sometimes.
“We needed those three points desperately - January was a really tough month. We stuck in there at the end and it definitely got a bit nervy, but thanks to Marshy in particular we got three great points.”
Following the derby, City host Aston Villa and Hull City in the Barclays Premier League later in February. It’s a string of games during which the Captain feels City can kick on and propel themselves out of the relegation zone.
“We've started off with the three points we wanted against a team that are in the same situation as us” said Mark. “We need to be aiming to get as many points off the teams around us as we can.
“We need to progress and do the same as what we've done against Norwich for us to get into a good situation. I'm not going to name names but I think there are definitely worse teams than us in the league for sure.
“I'm very, very confident we can stay in this league. The Manager's made some good signings and added impetus. Hopefully we can carry this form and confidence throughout the rest of the month.
“[The Manager has] got new ideas. He wants to play attacking football, have a lot of possession and have a go at teams. That's the philosophy he's brought in and we're just trying to put that across. We've been taking on board everything he's given us for the past month.”
And with the derby fast approaching, Hudson believes the Bluebirds have the ability to complete a first historic double over their West-Walian rivals, saying: “Obviously it's at their ground, but we've beaten them already this season and we'll be looking to get another three points off them and take us towards our goal.”