Saturday, 16 July 2011

If you have to lose....

Make it to higher-league opposition and have a go in the process. The reports from Seville last night say we did just that in going down one-nil to last year's play-off contenders Cardiff City. It looks like doing the bulk of our transfer work early is paying off.

It sounds like we restricted them to a handful of chances and created as many ourselves, striking their woodwork twice and forcing a few decent saves from their keeper. That was probably about as much as could be expected in a sweltering stadium. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay described Charlton as "hard-working" and praised our victory over Bristol City in the week although that was probably only to put the narrowness of the Bluebirds victory into perspective.

Cardiff will now play Celtic in midweek whereas we travel to Aldershot. It's all about confidence building from here on in as we psyche ourselves up to take three points from AFC Bournemouth in three weeks time.

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