Mick McCarthy celebrates with Kieffer Moore at CCS...

Mick post-Coventry | A particularly good result

The Bluebirds rose to seventh position in the Championship table with a 3-1 home victory over Coventry City on Saturday afternoon.

After the match, Mick McCarthy spoke to the press and media at Cardiff City Stadium, expressing his delight as his side recorded a third consecutive victory.

“Three wins on the bounce is good in any league, but in this league it’s particularly good.” Mick began. “We looked a bit knackered at the end to be honest, but we stuck with it, and it was a great result.

“I do think Coventry caused us some problems in the first half. I didn’t think we kept the ball well enough, but we got the first goal, and goals do change games.

“Having had Bristol and then Rotherham, and the week that we’ve had in terms of travel, it’s a particularly good result, I think.”

Kieffer Moore and Josh Murphy celebrate at CCS...

Kieffer Moore and Josh Murphy were on target to secure the points for City, and the boss was keen to praise the performance of both goalscorers.

“Josh was terrific in winning the ball back for the first goal, and Kieffer saw the benefit of that hard work. It was a great finish, and the second one was a bit of a tap-in. But he’s getting his goals, and as a centre-forward it’s nice when you score different types of goals.

“Every time Josh has come onto the pitch, he’s had an impact. We know he’s got real quality, like the pass he found on Tuesday night at Rotherham. I ask him to track back and be disciplined in the middle third, and then he can show his magic and those dancing feet in the final third."

He added: “Between myself and TC, I think we’ve got a knack of getting the best out of players, by giving them a bit of belief and confidence. I’m always pleased if we can get the best out of players, because that really helps and inspires me.”

Rubin Colwill makes his Cardiff City debut at CCS...

Mick concluded his press conference by commenting on the introduction of midfielder Rubin Colwill, who came off the bench to make his First Team debut against the Sky Blues.

“They were having enough possession that I needed all the experience I could get to be on the pitch. But Rubin went on, and he added another bit of height as well.

“He’s got a really good future in the game. I’m really excited by Rubin, and he’s a lovely kid as well.”