After many years of struggle and the disappointment with the play-offs, Cardiff City are finally looking good to get into the Premier league. They are currently top of the Championship and they will be qualifying for the Premier league automatically if they finish in the same position at the end of the season. The Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has been praised for the way he has transformed the fortunes of the club since taking over recently. Mackay has said that the work is not complete yet and he has demanded an almost boring like consistency from his team in the remainder of the season.
The club has been in imperious form over the last few months in the Championship. They have suffered only one defeat since the 5-4 defeat at the hands of Charlton athletic at the start of November. This incredible form has meant that they have opened a six-point advantage at the top of the table over the second placed Hull City. There are 20 games remaining in the championship, which means that there is every possibility of Cardiff dropping down from the top. As a result, Mackay has said that his players need to maintain their focus over the next few months of the campaign.
“It’s great to be where we are right now, but I spoke about monotonous consistency and that is what I want to see now. We want to have that. We want to keep grinding the machine on. We have a good group of players here now, but what we have to realise is the team in front of us is the next big challenge. It is far too early for anyone here to get carried away about going up,” said MacKay. Cardiff recently suffered a surprising exit from the third round of the FA Cup at the hands of Macclesfield town.