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McNaughton Speaks Of Improved Work Ethic

McNaughton Speaks Of Improved Work Ethic

Cardiff City's versatile defender Kevin McNaughton has spoken about the differences in training this year, compared to last season under Dave Jones. The Scotsman has returned from a late call-up for International duty with Scotland and will be hoping to remain in Craig Levein's plans.

Persistent doubts have remained over the lack of team unity and spirit last season and McNaughton's comments would seem to suggest that things weren't all they could have been behind the scenes.

Speaking at the pre-Bristol City press conference today, McNaughton said:

"There is a wee bit more work ethic through the team. Some of the players the manager has brought in have amazing work rate. I've never seen anyone as fit as Don Cowie."

"Last year it wasn't what it could have been but no problems from that department this year. That team ethic was maybe not there last season and the manager has emphasised we`re all going to work hard as a team."


There can be no doubting Mcnaughton's committment to the cause as he continues to work tirelessly and without fuss. He routinely puts his body on the line and has suffered numerous knocks and minor injuries over the past seasons. A clean sheet over West Ham is a fine start to his season, though there is plenty more to come from McNaughton.

Right-back would appear his natural position, and with new signing Andrew Taylor on the left - Cardiff City will strivefor more consistency at the back this year without the need for emergency loan goalkeepers and the constant swapping that was necessary with injuries (Hudson) and poor form (Gyepes, Naylor) affecting certain defenders.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday August 12 2011
Time: 10:13AM

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