Mark Hudson

Match reaction | Hudson post-Watford

City interim manager Mark Hudson spoke to the press following the defeat to the Hornets on Wednesday night.

After the Bluebirds initially went ahead through a Cédric Kipré header, Watford scored two goals from set-pieces, first through Francisco Sierralta and then through Ismaïla Sarr, as the visitors took all three points back to London.

“Obviously we’re disappointed to concede the goals that we did,” Hudson began. “For all their individual quality the most disappointing thing is we conceded from two corners. It is pleasing that we created the chances that we did and put them under pressure.

“They had a good spell from the first half, but you see the second half that we can be brave, we can take it to teams, we can take it to top teams. They’ve got individual quality, but they didn’t hurt us from that. They hurt us from our own mistakes.”

Mark Hudson

Jaden Philogene was once again a bright spark for the Bluebirds tonight, and Hudson once again praised the forward for his tenacity.

“I said from the last game he’s got individual quality. He can do things that take the eye. He’s got one-v-one moments, he’s creative, he gets a shot off, he has end product. And again, you can see him cramping at the end, he’s worked his socks off. For someone to play through that and play right to the end.

“But again, the team showed a fight, a willingness, a creative side to them and stayed in the game, that they can take it to them. I go back to the two disappointing moments. If we don’t concede from two set plays, we might have something more from the game.”

Dean Whitehead

Hudson confirmed a new addition to his backroom staff during the press conference.

"We've brought in Dean Whitehead. It's all completed now, which is pleasing. I've been after him for a while. He is somebody I've worked with previously. He's a very good coach and a very good human being.

"I didn't want to rush into a decision. I wanted to make sure it was right for everyone. Dean has a lot to add to our coaching unit."