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The Bluebirds returned to winning ways with a convincing 2-0 victory over Reading at Cardiff City Stadium. Kenwyne Jones’ bullet header put the Bluebirds in front and Matt Connolly’s first of the season made sure of the three points.

Shortly after the final whistle, Cardiff City manager Russell Slade offered his thoughts to the assembled press and media.

“It was a good win against a very strong Reading side,” began Russell. “As is so often the case, the first goal was important today and we managed to get that.

“I thought we controlled a lot of the first half and Reading’s two best chances came right at the end after we’d scored.

“Kenwyne took his goal very well, it was a great header and the same could be said for Matt Connolly’s finish. 

“Overall, I was really pleased with the reaction of the players after the defeat at Leeds and it keeps the momentum going, especially at home, that’s five wins out of eight now.”

Russell was also full of praise of praise for skipper David Marshall, who made several top class saves in the game and earned the fans' Man of the Match Award for the second home game in succession.

“I would say David Marshall is the best goalkeeper in the Championship and at the minute he’s ran into absolute top form.

“Reading play like they have four forwards on the pitch at times, so they’re going to get opportunities. That means your keeper has to keep his concentration and that’s what David does so well.”