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A dominant performance from Russell Slade’s men saw the Bluebirds secure a two-goal win over Birmingham City on Saturday.

Scott Young completed post match press duties, with the Cardiff City Assistant Manager expressing his thoughts on a solid performance from the home side.

“It’s pleasing to get the clean sheet,” Scott said. “It’s a big one for us – and pleasing to get three points. There were a few times at home after the New Year that we were in a good position and haven’t got over the line so it’s pleasing today.

“We said at half-time that a clean sheet would win us the game. We felt that we would create one or two big chances in the second half so we defended at our end.

“We need to keep going, keep pushing on and finish as high up the table as we can. We showed a great resilience in the team today to defend and do things right. Today was a different game to the last two more possession-based teams we played; Birmingham provided a different challenge. It was key that we made use of the ball when we had it and in the second half we created quite a few chances.”

Eoin Doyle netted his first in Bluebirds colours moments after being brought on with Scott Young praising the forward’s work-rate and desire, adding: “Doyle came into the club in January, played a few games and was very unfortunate not to get off the mark. He had one or two cleared off the line, things didn’t fall for him. He came on and had a real impact today, grabbing the goal he deserved. The two substitutes – Doyle and Kennedy – changed the game for us.”

Bluebirds legend Scott finished off speaking about the efforts of 21-year-old midfielder Joe Ralls, who has been a key part of the Cardiff City squad, appearing in 24 matches this season in a number of different roles.

“Joe has been in a different class,” Scott admitted. “He’s one of the best professionals I’ve seen around this club for many a year – he is the same day in, day out, whether he is in the side or not. 

“He showed again today what a good player he is.”