PILKINGTON: THE PLACE HAS BEEN LIFTED
Club News27th September
Anthony Pilkington spoke to the media after firing home City’s winner in Saturday’s victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
Cardiff’s tricky winger was in a buoyant mood after what he thought was a deserved three points at the Cardiff City Stadium.
“We needed three points and we are over the moon that we have got that today,” Pilkington said. “It was a long time coming. We put in a decent shift in against Derby and wanted to build on that today. It is always a difficult place to go and they will be up the top of league.
“It is only good getting a point like that if you win your next home game and that is what we’ve done.
“I don’t think they (Sheffield Wednesday) troubled us too much and their goal was disappointing because it should have been a free kick for Peter Whittingham.
“I can’t remember Marshy having to pull of any great saves to keep us in the game and we should have had a third that was wrongly ruled out at the end.”
After a tricky few weeks, our Republic of Ireland international spoke of the great team spirit in the camp and how that led to an impressive point at Pride Park: “You don’t go up to Derby and pick up a point if you don’t have team spirit. Everyone has got to play for each other and that’s what we’ve done.
“We have got another three points on the board, which we desperately needed, so we are happy with that.”
Pilkington suggested that the introduction of ‘Club Legends’ Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young to the fold has played a huge role in the positive last two league results: “The place has been lifted. Everyone is playing for each other, which has been seen both today and against Derby. Will have to make sure that continues no matter who the next manager will be.
“Probably even the fans have been lifted with the two club legends coming in and doing a great job. You can see that we are all fighting for each other and that could be seen with the win today.
“We have all got to stick together, the players, the coaching staff, and the fans. It is going to be a long hard season and it doesn’t matter where we are now as long as we have a good run towards the end of the season, anything could happen.
”If we can keep picking up three points at home and a point away like we have done this last week then we will be right up there.”