April 13, 2024


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Steve Morison’s hurting response to South Wales derby defeat

Cardiff City manager Steve Morison believes his players were overawed by the occasion of the South Wales derby as his side whimpered to a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of bitter rivals Swansea City.

The Bluebirds were dismantled on their home patch by Russell Martin’s men and there was clear daylight between the two sides from the first minute. And Morison admitted that his team let the Bluebirds supporters down with that meek display.

“It’s the losing that hurts,” Morison said. “I would say it’s a tough one to take but it’s not because they were better than us all over the football pitch. We have been on an incredible run and we have let everyone down today, myself, my staff, the players, we haven’t done enough for this football club.

“We have let ourselves down. Unfortunately we can’t go again Tuesday. We can’t dwell on it. Hopefully we don’t dwell on it too long, because the remit when I took the job was to keep this club in the Championship next year – not to win certain games. Obviously, we all want to win this game for the magnitude of it and how big it was. And I’m in charge when we’ve had the first double done against us. It’s a worse defeat than we had earlier in the season, but the goal was to stay in the Championship so that’s what I’m going to focus on.”

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Cardiff City manager Steve Morison (Image: Chris Fairweather/Huw Evans Agency)