Midfielder ready for Cherries test on Tuesday
Aron Gunnarsson has spoken of his personal pride in playing for Cardiff City and the squad’s determination to fight for Scott Young & Danny Gabbidon and secure a spot in round four of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday evening.
City host Bournemouthat Cardiff City Stadium, kicking off at 7.45pm, looking to follow up Saturday’s confidence-boosting point at Derby County in the SkyBet Championship.
And victory over the Cherries in round three would put the Bluebirds just three steps away from Wembley, with the quarter finals the next destination after round four.
“Scott & Danny know exactly what it means to put a Cardiff City shirt on,” said Aron. “They’ve tried to get us to play with pride for the Football Club; training sessions have been really good. We need to get on with it, start picking up wins again.
“When we go out we have to be hard to beat. We haven’t been doing that lately. We need to stick together.
"Everybody knows that we’ve got good players and a good squad here - we can win games. Togetherness, people fighting for each other and hard work will make us click.
“Youngy and Gabs have done a good job and are really enthusiastic about getting a performance out of us on Tuesday night. It was like that Saturday at Derby and it’s all about the lads fighting as one.
“It’s obviously hard starting the season like that but we’ve put in a good performance every now and then. Like I said earlier, we need to be more consistent. In Championship, we have to do that.
"There is a belief in the camp – I know that, we just have to fight for every single win. If we do that, we have got the players to show some quality.
“We’re all professional – we all know what is expected of us. We’re proud to play for Cardiff and we’re sticking tight. We have to get through hard times like we’ve got through the good times in the past few years. Together."
Watch the travelling City faithful's celebration of Gunnar's goal against Derby, below: