Mark Hudson

Hudson pre-Sunderland | We've got to be at our best

Ahead of Saturday's trip to the Stadium of Light, interim City boss Mark Hudson spoke to the press to preview the fixture.

The Bluebirds head to Tyne and Wear looking to bounce back following a narrow defeat against Watford earlier this week. Ahead of travelling northwards, Hudson now anticipates the challenge that the Black Cats will pose at their home ground.

“It’s a tough place to go," Huds began. "They’ve been getting crowds of around 40,000, so it will be a good experience for some of the players, and something to look forward to.

“It’s the third game in a week, so we’ve prepared as well as we can. We spoke about Sunderland yesterday, and we’re trying to put ourselves in a place where we can go there and get a result.

“They’re a good side, we’ve watched their strengths, and they’ve got players that can individually hurt you.

"We’ve got to be at our best. The performances have been there, it’s just the little moments that we can get better at."

Jaden Philogene

Mark continued by elaborating on the recent performances that the Bluebirds have put in over the past few weeks, with fine margins proving the difference last time out.

“Consistency in our performances is what we’re looking for, and from that the results will come," he said. "I think that overall it has been very good.

"We’re thinking can we get on the right side of results, where even the other night we could’ve drawn level between another moment of magic from Jaden [Philogene] or Sheyi [Ojo] nearly tucking it away. We’re in these games, and we’ve got another tough one tomorrow.

“We’re going out to win every game, and try to work out how individually and as a team we can do that."

Mark Hudson's pre-match press conference is now available to watch on Cardiff City TV!