Craig Bryson was on press conference duties ahead of Cardiff City’s home clash with Birmingham City this Saturday (KO: 3pm).
Craig began by reflecting on Tuesday evening’s home victory over Barnsley - a game which saw him play 90 minutes for the first time since Boxing Day.
“It was a tough game the other night,” he said. “To complete the whole match after the two months that I was out was good for me. I was happy to get through it. Minus those two months that I had out injured, I’ve really enjoyed it here and I’ve enjoyed being back in a promotion-chasing team.
“We just keep on concentrating on ourselves and know that if we keep on winning our games then we can go up automatically. We know how hard the Championship is though - there are eleven games left and no matter who you play, everyone is fighting for points.”
Birmingham are one of the sides scrapping for points at the other end of the Sky Bet Championship table, and Craig said that City would have to be at their best to secure a sixth successive victory.
“They obviously deserved the win [in the reverse fixture] as we didn’t play well and they had a new manager that had just come in. That’s kind of similar to this time, so we have to be aware.
“In every game in this division, if you’re not at it from the first whistle then any team can beat you. But I think at home, we fancy ourselves to beat anybody at Cardiff City Stadium.”
Finally, Craig mentioned Neil Warnock’s Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award win, explaining that the achievement is all the more impressive due to the Bluebirds recent injury record.
“He deserves it and it’s all credit to everybody at the Club,” he added. “With the injuries, players coming in and how he’s had to use the squad, to go unbeaten in February was unbelievable.
“It’s always been big players - key players that people on the outside would think that we would miss. But it’s all credit to the squad that players keep on coming in and getting results.”