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CRACK ON: McCarthy wants Bluebirds to shake off Coventry loss

Mick McCarthy's Cardiff City lost to ten-man Coventry in midweek and now they face a Bournemouth side who are so far undefeated in the Championship.

The Cherries have won just two of their 18 visits to South Wales, with their last coming in the year 2000.

McCarthy's Bluebirds haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven home league games though, which may need to change if they're to be victorious.

The Cardiff boss was eager to get his side looking ahead rather than allowing their recent defeat to demotivate them.

"You've got to recover, recoup and crack on," Mick began, reflecting on Wednesday's defeat to Coventry City. "It's going to be a tough one because Bournemouth are a good side.

"They are Scott Parker's team and they'll play like Fulham did. They've still got a lot of players from when they were in the Premier League. They've got really good talented players, a good manager there and they've played some good football.

"It's been a tough week for the lads because they've had to play Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday... That's the Championship though and we've done it all before. We'll be ready for Saturday."

"The lads have always responded when we've had a defeat," he continued. "It pleased me that we stuck at it. It probably would have been undeserved, but we had two great chances to equalise. There's no doubting the team spirit and willingness to keep playing.

"The fans have been fantastic too and we had great support there the other tonight. I was just disappointed we couldn't give them a better performance and result. Hopefully we can do that this weekend."


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