Neil Warnock held a pre-match press conference at the Vale Resort on Friday morning, ahead of the Bluebirds’ weekend clash away at Hull City.
The Gaffer began by underlining how pleased he is that City’s destiny remains in their hands ahead of the trip to the KCOM Stadium.
“It’s really down to us," he said. "In the last eight or nine games, when you look at our run-in and Fulham’s, we’ve played all the big teams.
“When I looked in February, I did think to myself, if we could be close come the end, after such a difficult run of games, then we couldn’t ask for anything more than that.
“It’s just great that it’s in our hands. After all the games we’ve played, all the ups and downs and bad decisions, it’s still in our hands.
“As I’ve said all along, they’re a great bunch of lads. You can’t dwell on things, and we’ll go again.”
The Tigers have had a mixed campaign at the KCOM Stadium, scoring an impressive 41 goals from 22 home games and recording seven wins, seven defeats and eight draws in the process.
But Neil was in no doubt that the Nigel Adkins’ side - now safely ten points clear of the relegation zone - would provide another stern test for his men.
“They’ve got some great players up there and they’ve still got some Premier League ones,” he added. "Like the Welsh lad [Wilson], who everyone knows.
"Nigel always does a steady job - I’ve spoken to him a couple of times since he took over. It will be tough, but every game is.
“All we’re focused on is Hull now. We’ve had a good chat about everything, but my lads don’t really need much talking to, because they know themselves really.
“We’ve done really, really well and we’re enjoying it. It would be nice to just keep proving people wrong and hanging in there again.”