Cardiff Player Ratings (vs Southend)
Little chance with the goal but was out quickly to collect several times.
Should have scored, always willing to get forward but negative when he does.
Distribution uncharacteristically poor, some tidy defending but offered little in attack.
Solid at the back and tried to inspire the side, wasnt threatened too much.
LOOVENS: 6 (M.O.M.)
Some big challenges as the Dutchman became aggrevated, needed to get tighter on occasions but an effective display.
Under pressure after arrival of Whittingham and Ledley was busy but lacks forward drive. Switched to left back.
Busy and tried hard but wasted some decent positions and lost possession too regularly.
Failed to dominate as the game cried out for a midfielder to take control. Rarely moves forward when in possession.
Tried hard and was often available but insisted on clipping the ball aimlessly forward.
Nasty head injury but soldiered on. Some promising touches for once but still failed to impact.
A shadow of his former self, poor touches and decisions as the striker failed to get any chances. Obviously low in confidence and missed his partner Thommo.
Finally got his chance bu this way not his sort of game. Some nifty footwork and willing to shoot but drifted out of the game at times.
Showed early promise but the right foot is only for standing on!
No time to shine and possibly leaving Ninian Park.
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