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Arveladze: Play our own game

14 April 2022

Shota Arveladze has told his side to play their own game when Cardiff City visit the MKM Stadium on Good Friday.

The Tigers will be buoyed after the hard-fought 1-0 win at play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough, as well as desperate to snap a run of six successive home defeats.

Steve Morison’s Bluebirds are five points and three places better off and responded to their 4-0 South Wales derby defeat against Swansea City with a 2-1 comeback win at Reading.

And the Georgian admits both teams are searching for more consistency as the season approaches its climax.

“I’ve seen Cardiff’s last games and they’ve been having up and downs as well, having some changes and even change system,” said Arveladze.

“I believe the coach is also searching there for the best game they can show.

“Some good qualities they have, some good youngsters who can create quite a lot, good experience, especially in the back side.

“Again, we want to show our own (game), we want to take away from our opponents, having the ball and playing our own game.”

Championship safety will be mathematically secured if the Tigers better third-bottom Barnsley’s result at Swansea, with a yawning 15 points now separating the teams.

Arveladze, though, is urging against complacent and wants a strong finish to the campaign.

“We’re in a good position but it doesn’t mean we’re done,” he said.

“The teams and the clubs who still chasing (safety in) the relegation zone, I think everybody would wish to have the position we have now, five games to go, for Barnsley is six.

“This team wants to get maximum points off each game and that’s the way we want to go on; it’s very good to hear that from the boys and it gives us pleasure to work here.”

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