Cardiff star reveals what Russell Slade has improved in training

Turner Cardiff

Ben Turner has been impressed with the work Russell Slade has done since his arrival at Cardiff City.

The former Leyton Orient coach took charge of the Bluebirds last week, and has worked with the squad on the training field in preparation for his first game in charge this weekend - with joint league leaders Nottingham Forest traveling to Wales on Saturday.

He has a lot of work to do to lift the Bluebirds out of their poor start to the season, with the side sitting in 15th place with just three wins in 11 games prior to his arrival, and he will looking to get of to a great start after an impressive four-year spell with League One side Leyton Orient.

Central defender Ben Turner, who has been out of action due to an injury for a number of weeks, has been heavily involved with Slade’s first training sessions, with a return to full fitness just a week away, and he told Wales Online that a new-look Bluebirds side should be expected on Saturday.

“The gaffer has been drilling in a lot of team shape and organisation,” said Turner.

“He wants us more organised than how he sees we were before he became manager.

"He wants us disciplined and defending together.”

The Bluebirds had come under criticism under former head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with rumours of squad discontent disrupting on-pitch performances, and Turner admitted that Slade is only looking for players willing to step-up for the team.

He added: “There won’t be any passengers in our team who don’t defend. Everybody is part of the defensive unit and, as we have seen in the past, if you can produce a team with those qualities you will do well in this league.

“Everybody has to buy into what the gaffer wants and we will do that. There are 30 players here including a lot of internationals. Half the squad seems to have been away on international duty this week.

“There is plenty of talent here, plenty of depth. You can't fall back on being a good player and feeling that might be enough. Every player must step up and show what they can do.”

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