Mark Hudson

Hudson pre-QPR | We need to keep our focus

Mark Hudson spoke to the press on Tuesday morning, ahead of Wednesday night's fixture against Queens Park Rangers.

Following Saturday afternoon's narrow defeat against Coventry City, the interim boss reflected on the result before discussing the Bluebirds' return to action at Loftus Road.

“It's what the Championship brings; games come thick and fast," began Hudson. "We had to speak about the game at the weekend and we have to turn our focus quickly to QPR, and what we could do better from this fixture.

“We’ve spoken about them yesterday and we’ll travel down there today. They’ve done well under Michael [Beale]. It’ll be a tough game and we’ve got to keep our levels as high as possible.

“As a group we’ve looked back at the weekend, where we felt we were a bit rushed with the final pass. As I said, we’ve switched the focus to QPR since coming back this week.

“The players are all concentrated on getting results and continuing to work as hard as they have done this season as a team. We’re all thinking of what we can do as a unit, and that’s where we are at the moment.

“It’s a busy period of games coming up, and we’re looking at Wednesday night’s match against QPR knowing what comes after that, which we’re planning for as well."

Mark Hudson

Continuing, Hudson shared some light on the injuries within the camp, as members of the squad continue their recovery towards full match fitness.

Rubin [Colwill] had a little setback the other day, which has set him back a few more days than we’d thought," Mark explained. "Ebs [Ebou Adams] is progressing well and starting to get a bit closer to getting back on the grass.

"Isaak Davies was out doing some straight line running too, which is good. Mahlon [Romeo] has completed some fitness tests, so we’ll see how that goes.

Joel Bagan played for 60 minutes in the U21 fixture with Swansea City last week, and he’s still progressing as I’d say he’s not quite there yet in terms of being fully match-ready."

Watch Mark Hudson's press conference in full on Cardiff City TV!