Nelson | We need to turn draws into wins
Following the Bluebirds’ 1-1 draw at St Andrew’s, Curtis Nelson spoke of his side’s spirited response to a disappointing first-half display.
The City centre half has impressed in his first season with his Bluebirds, making 16 appearances to date and forming a commanding partnership with Sean Morrison upon the skipper’s return to the team.
“It was a battle,” he said. “We have to take the positives from it; we’ll take the point and move onto the FA Cup next weekend, before the following Tuesday’s game against West Brom back in the league.
“I think we showed good character to come back and get the goal to secure a point. We’ve got to analyse our mistakes, learn from them and build on it.”
The Bluebirds were a side transformed after the interval and were unfortunate not to find a winner. Nels explained how their second-half game-plan helped to turn things around.
“The Gaffer was quite calm at half-time and gave us very clear instructions,” he continued. “I think that was what we needed.
“Those instructions were precise and I think we went out and executed that. We wanted to get them on the back foot, make them nervous and get into them.”
The point saw the Bluebirds record their 12th draw of the campaign, with Curtis calling for City to find an extra gear in their fixtures to come.
“I’d rather have a point on the board than none,” he said. “But we need to start turning these draws into wins. We’re five points off the Play-Offs still – it’s not a million miles away. We’ve definitely got enough to push on from here.
“The training has been top draw, everyone has done the right things and we’re definitely on the right track.”