A match-changing performance from Craig Noone on Tuesday night helped the Bluebirds to three points against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ahead of Saturday’s visit of Barnsley, the winger spoke to the assembled media, reflecting on a vital win last time out.
“I was pleased, the gaffer made a few changes and things paid off,” Craig began. “I think Ken [Zohore] and myself did okay, and it was great for us to get the winner and those three points.
“We’ll look back at what went wrong in the first half, and what we did better in the second half, and take those pointers into Saturday. That result was big for us on Tuesday, it got us out of the bottom three, so now hopefully we can get another three points and push on up the table.”
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After three appearances from the bench, Noone also commented on the influence of Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock, and how he hopes to show the gaffer some of his best form in the near future.
“He’s instilled confidence throughout the group, and that’s only benefitted us. I’m a team player. Obviously I’d like to be starting, but it’s the Gaffer’s decision.
"He’s been honest with me, he’s straightforward and tells you how it is - whatever the Gaffer thinks is the best thing to do for the three points. He also gave me a lot of confidence when he came in - hopefully that will start to show, and I can pay him back!”
As we enter a crucial period of the season, Nooney looked ahead to our next set of fixtures, starting with the Tykes at CCS.
“It would be nice to get back-to-back wins. That's what we’re hoping for, but we’ll take it step by step, and it’s just about us. There’s a lot of games over Christmas, so picking up points here or there will make sure that we get up the table a bit more.
“We don’t need the Gaffer to tell us how important this period is. He’s made it clear that we need to start well and have the crowd behind us straight from the off, no matter what.”
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