Russell Slade spoke to Cardiff City Player HD, setting his sights on tomorrow evening’s match with Middlesbrough, following the Bluebirds’ weekend draw at Deepdale.
Russell called for his men to continue their strong home form, with two matches at Cardiff City Stadium to come against Aitor Karanka's Boro and Bristol City.
“Overall, the first half against Preston wasn’t a great performance,” admitted the City boss. “However, all you can do away from home is keep a clean sheet, and then we ought to take one or two of the chances that we had.
“We thought that Nooney [Craig Noone] coming on would be very positive, as we anticipated an open second half from the work that we’d done on them.
“Joe [Ralls] had a slight hamstring problem and we didn’t hesitate to make that change. Nooney then came into things and terrorised the full-back, which was great, while Revs [Alex Revell] got in some good first time headers up top.
"We looked a real threat in the second period at times and there were opportunities there to go and win it. Sadly we haven’t, but we’ll have to go back, try and improve again, and look at our strategies to have more opportunities to get a goal.
“With two home matches coming up, this could be a good point in context. If you’re drawing away from home, keeping the numbers ticking over, and winning your home games, then that’s the ideal recipe.”
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