Following Saturday afternoon's 3-2 defeat to Norwich City, Paul Trollope reflected on the match and looked ahead to City's next test - Tuesday
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“I believe in what we’re doing and how we’re working. I’d rather emphasise the credit to my players for their spirit. Over the first group of games we have had a few disappointments. The points total isn’t quite where we want to be and what we thought we deserve. But we’ve got a belief and a togetherness in the group, that if we keep looking at the processes, concentrating on how we work and what we do, building blocks along the way, then in the end we’ll get there."
“I think having Rickie Lambert at the top of the team helped in a number of ways [against Norwich]. There were some really good signs. I think he and Anthony Pilkington can form a good partnership – they’ve got nice attributes that complement each other and I think he showed some real good glimpses of knitting together our forward play.
“We can say that of a few of the games that we’ve played, but I don’t want that to be a pattern that’s emerging. That’s the message to the players – we’re putting building blocks in place in terms of how we play and what we’re trying to do.
“We are pleased with quite a lot of aspects of the game," began Paul. "There were some disappointing goals in there as well, but a lot of good things to take from it, none more so than the spirit of the group in a little bit of adversity in the second half.
The Bluebirds Head Coach felt that City were unfortunate, having dictated large spells of the match against the Canaries, but emphasised that his side must take matters into their own hands in their upcoming games.
night's trip to Preston North End at Deepdale.