YOUNG: FRUSTRATION, DESPITE CLEAN SHEET
Scott calls on players to deliver in final home fixture against Blackpool
Cardiff City Assistant Manager Scott Young addressed press and media on the back of the Bluebirds’ 0-0 draw with Millwall on Saturday.
The point keep City in with a shout of finishing as high as ninth in the Sky Bet Championship, though Scott spoke of the frustration in the dressing room having not taken three points in front of the Cardiff City Stadium support.
“Obviously it was not a great spectacle today,” Scott reflected. “Millwall came with a game plan to stop the fluency, slow the tempo down and do everything they could really to make it a niggly affair. They put a battle in and earned a point so credit to them.
“We did not really achieve what we were aiming for in the game. I don’t think Millwall deserved the three points, definitely not. I thought we edged the first-half and created some chances, but to give them credit they were probably the best team in the second-half.
“But we are frustrated that we did not really get going in possession of the football. It was difficult for us to get a flow in the game. It was our fifth game in 14 days with the same group and we looked a bit leggy out there. A few players looked tired particularly in the second-half. But we came away with a clean-sheet and we go again in the next game.
"We will be looking to get the three points against Blackpool next. We need to finish the season with as many points as possible and the players know that. They are up for it.
“Fans are as frustrated same as we are and rightly so. But Millwall came with a plan to spoil things and they achieved that. They stopped us getting on the ball and getting the possession we have been getting over the last few weeks.
“We try to give the fans something to smile about every time we go out on the pitch, that is what football is all about, but it also about doing things right, keeping clean-sheets and making sure we are sold defensively.
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“I’m as big a fan of this club as anyone, it’s been my life. We are all working as hard as we can behind the scenes to make things happen. Everyone wants to be playing free-flowing football and hopefully we will get there.”