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We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear

We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear

22 year old midfielder Jordan Mutch has said that Cardiff should go into the game against Sunderland full of belief, and not fear this weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game where a win could potentially move us out of the bottom three depending on how other results go, Mutch said that more recent games for us should be a confidence boost as even though results haven't always gone our way, he definitely feels there has been progress in our overall performance levels.

'We've taken four points from our last two games, against Stoke and Southampton. Both are strong teams and four points from two in the Premier League is decent for any side. We're really happy with this - it's set us up nicely for the run in.'

Mutch goes on to say that he feels we are 'playing pretty well' as a team again, and having only conceded one goal in the last two as well, defensively we have shown improvement.

!I think we've really brightened up in terms of our shape and play and we have to stay disciplined now. We've worked hard on what's not been right and hopefully we can reap the rewards come the end of the season.'

Of course Mutch's own form has been noted this season, seven goals scored, and five assists mean that he boasts a 39% direct contribution to our total league tally this season, which isn't bad at all, because that means he's been more important for us that Ross Barkley at Everton and Raheem Sterling - but it must obviously be said that shows how few players have really taken the bull by the horns this season more than anything else.

'Sunday is going to be a long trip for some (fans) of them coming to cheer us on, but we're going up there to make sure that they have something to shout about on their trips home. It's important that the fans know how much we want to do this for them, it should be a great game and we are confident going there. The crucial thing is to play without fear I think. We've had a really good week and know that on the back of recent results that we're capable of getting the points.'

Of course with our match taking place on the Sunday, and those around us playing on Saturday, if things go our way, we will head into the match knowing that a victory and three points could lift us out of the bottom and no doubt that will be an extra confidence shot and motivation for the players if it works out that way. If he doesn't, the three points remain important anyway because in the remaining games we have to remain on the coat tails so if somebody does slip up, we are in the position to capitalise on it.

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Writer:Whittingham's Left Peg
Date:Thursday April 24 2014
Time: 8:26PM

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