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AWAY VERDICT - CARDIFF

3 October 2016

CARDIFF City manager Paul Trollope said that he was disappointed with the goals that his side conceded in their 2-0 loss to Burton Albion.

The defeat was the second in four days for The Bluebirds, having fallen to defeat against Derby County in midweek, leaving Cardiff second from bottom in the table heading into the second international break

Trollope said that, despite being pleased with the commitment of his players, he was frustrated by the manner of their defeat.

“I’m obviously very disappointed, we thought we had prepared well for the game, we came off the back of a disappointing game against Derby but also a good away win against Rotherham last week that we were trying to build on.

“We shot ourselves in the foot by conceding, from our point of you, a poor goal in the early period of the game and that was backed up by a disappointing goal at the start of the second period which killed any hope of getting back in the game, despite having a long time left.

“It was a frustrating, because we spoke at length in regards to our defending and we worked very hard on it and the manner of both goals, from our point of you, was soft, and whatever we do between the penalty areas and whatever pressure we put them under, credit to Burton because when we asked them to defend their box, they did.

“We got into some good areas and forced them back at times, but we were unable to make the breakthrough. Games are won and lost in the penalty areas and that was certainly the case today.”

The result saw the Brewers move up to 15th, five points clear of the relegation zone. It was also Albion’s first win since the 1-0 victory over Derby, the final game before the previous international break. 

Cardiff have won just twice all season, and only once in their previous eight, with their only victories coming against Rotherham and Blackburn Rovers, the other two sides in the drop zone.  


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