Mark Hudson

Hudson pre-Coventry City | We need to find the killer instinct


Mark Hudson spoke to the media ahead of our clash with Coventry City, opening with an assessment of the Sky Blues.

"They’re a difficult team to break down," Huds began. "They keep their numbers behind the ball, and they’ve got obviously one of the in-form strikers in the league, their biggest threat.

"They’ve obviously come off the back of a defeat, so they’ll be wanting to put it right, but they’re a good team, and we have got to be right at the top of our game.

"We take positives from the fact that we are really difficult to break down. The resilience from the squad, the way we defend, the shape from the team.

"We gave up a very small amount of opportunities to a very fluid QPR team, with lots of players individually who can hurt you. We limited them to hardly anything.

"Then we created our opportunities, but we've got to find that killer instinct, for sure. We are creating the opportunities, and we're hardly giving any up, so it's a platform to build on."

Mark Hudson leads Cardiff City FC in training.

The Bluebirds boss continued with a fitness update ahead of our visit to the Coventry Building Society Arena.

"Kion [Etete] is a bit sore from the game, and also from the spike in his workload. There will be a late test on him, but everyone else is fine.

"Isaak [Davies] is pushing, which is good. His last tick-box was last week, and he's back with the squad. He's training, and pushing to be involved.

"Boxing Day was Jaden [Philogene's] first minutes in over five weeks, the same as Rubin [Colwill], really. They're trying to build up and be able to train and then play. They both need to find their rhythm, which is something we're working on.

"Everyone is pushing to get in the squad. There are people being left out, and they've got to fight to get back in, so we need everyone pushing each other."

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