Erol Bulut speaks to the press

Erol pre-Hull City | We will need a top performance

Erol Bulut spoke to the press to preview our Sky Bet Championship fixture against Hull City on Saturday. 

The Bluebirds boss began with an injury update on his First Team squad.

“After the last game, I was saying that the injury to Rubin Colwill wasn’t big enough that we cannot use him on the weekend, but I think he will be out for the next two games with an ankle injury.

“We have Callum O’Dowda with a hamstring injury. He will not be with us this weekend.

Aaron Ramsey is not ready to start, but he will be with us. He trained without a problem today and we hope tomorrow will be the same.

Mark McGuinness is not ready yet, I don’t know when he will be back. He did not train with us for the last few days.”

Erol Bulut on the touchline for Cardiff City

The Bluebirds claimed a fantastic away victory last time out, coming from behind to defeat Coventry City.

Erol continued: “Of course, we were really satisfied with the game. It was two own-goals, but that is football. If the opponent didn’t touch the ball, maybe Josh Bowler would have scored.

“I think we have to consider the whole game, I think we played a good game. Against the ball, we were great and in some points, when we had the ball, we could have scored one or two more goals.

“You would not say that we are a counter-attacking team, we train in general on everything, it is important what opponent we are playing. Sometimes, we counter quick and other times we keep the ball. Consistency is important.”

Erol Bulut on the touchline for Cardiff City

Hull City arrive in the Welsh capital currently sitting 10th in the table, after their Play-Off push stagnated with no wins from their last six fixtures.

“For sure, it will be similar like against Coventry. If we see what the team invested in January and also last summer, now they are only two points in front of us. 

"When we can see what we could invest, we are happy with that. The possibilities of what we can do, we tried to get the maximum from that and I think we made a good job, the board, all together.”

“They are a qualitative good team, but what’s important on Saturday is the performance of the players. I hope that the performance will be on 100%, like we did it in Coventry and against Ipswich at home.” 

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