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Y&G: HARD WORK PAID OFF

27 September 2014

Young and Gabbidon praise squad after confidence-lifting win


Joint-caretaker manager SCOTT YOUNG was pleased with the team’s improvement, praising today’s performance and highlighting how a strong work ethic proved the difference for Cardiff City in overcoming Sheffield Wednesday at Cardiff City Stadium.

“There were a number of changes in midweek and that was for a reason,” Scott explained. “That being that we have got a lot of games coming up. We’ve got today, we’ve got Tuesday and we’ve got Friday, and so for that reason we reverted back more or less to the same team that we put out against Derby, and to be fair the lads have put another performance in.

“Winning breeds confidence. That’s the most important thing for the players out on the pitch. If we’re winning football games, then the players will get confident. We need to realise that, week-in, week-out, we need to put the hard work in and show a desire to do the ugly things in football as well. I thought that was key for us today, with Wednesday being so direct.

“Giving everything is what we expect, that’s the minimum requirement week-in week-out. If the players can do that every week, with the quality that we’ve got, I think we’re going to be okay.

“We took a point away at Derby; today we took three points at home and it’s important that we go to Brighton and get something again. There’s lots of quality in our squad, it just needs to come with hard work, desire and passion.

“Today Gabbs and I thought that we couldn’t ask for any more. They gave us everything in terms of desire and work rate.”

Fellow caretaker manager DANNY GABBIDON praised the positive impact that the Bluebirds’ latest acquisition, Ravel Morrison, had upon his second-half introduction.

“Everyone knows that Ravel has undoubted ability,” Danny said. “On his first day of training here, he was doing things that other players can’t do. Even our own players were gobsmacked by his ability.

“We know what he brings to the team, and I thought it was a good move to bring him on. Sometimes you want to try to shore things up when you want points, but I think gave us something extra. You could see that two or three of our players reacted to him; he’s that kind of player. Suddenly you saw Mats (Møller Dæhli) getting livelier, Kiko (Macheda) came on and we started keeping the ball better.

“That’s one of his assets – he gets other people ticking, which is something we haven’t really had of late. I think he could be a big asset to the team, and it’s just about getting him fit now.”


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