Mark Hudson and City defender Niels Nkounkou...

Hudson pre-Blackburn | It'll be a game to get excited about

Interim manager Mark Hudson spoke to the press on Monday morning, looking ahead to the midweek clash with Blackburn Rovers.

The former City skipper took charge of the Bluebirds for the first time on the weekend, with his team earning a late point, thanks to Callum Robinson's header.

"I enjoyed every minute of it," Mark began, discussing Saturday's match. "I enjoyed the build-up and the game and I was proud of how they played.

"I thought they were together and connected in everything they did, and fought right until the end to get the goal late on.

"I'd have obviously liked us to have had the goal before that but for the team to keep going right until the last minute is something to be proud of.

"And the fans were there for us until the end too, which was great."

Mark Hudson with former teammate Joe Ralls...

Hudson went on to give the Bluebirds support an injury update, with six First Team games remaining during the packed month of October. He added: "We've been through our recovery protocol after Saturday. We were straight back in on Sunday to reflect and recover.

"Rubin [Colwill] still has a knock. We're waiting on a timescale for that at the moment. We don't think it is too bad, which is good news. Isaak [Davies] is out of his knee brace now, but still has a while to go.

"We're managing Kion [Etete]. We're putting him on the training field as much as he can. We're getting closer with him. It'll be a good addition back to the squad.

"On the weekend, Cédric Kipré got a wack on the hip and then he got landed on as well. Every time you come up against Ashley Barnes you are going to get that physical battle. He'll be back in training today. He's a bit tender, but he's a big boy. I'm sure he'll be alright.

"Ebou [Adams] is pushing so hard to get back involved. It's frustrating to come into a new club and get injured. He's a great character, and someone who will be welcomed with open arms when he gets back around the playing squad. At the moment, he's not there with that. He's building back up to being able to get on the grass.

"Jaden Philogene is now back in and around the squad.

"We need everyone fit and fighting."

Callum Robinson celebrates his equaliser against Burnley...

Rovers head to CCS on Tuesday night in good form. They returned to action after a three week break with a 2-1 win over Millwall on Saturday. Jon Dahl Tomasson's team are currently sixth in the Sky Bet Championship. Huds continued: "As I said earlier, we came in on Sunday and debriefed the game together. We looked at what we did well and what we could tweak.

"Blackburn though are a completely different side and it will be a different style of game.

"They're up now pushing in the top six and they've done well this season. We'll prepare as well as we can and we'll try and cause them problems.

"At times this season they've given up the ball a little ball and looked to counter, but I feel they've also changed their style throughout the campaign. I've watched their games and noticed this change over a period of time, as they've got more confident and together. They have become a bit more in control of the ball.

"It is another test for us. It's a tough game. But, under our floodlights and with our support behind us, this is a game to be excited about."

The Bluebirds take on Blackburn Rovers this Tuesday night...