Cardiff manager thinks squad can handle pressure

The Bluebirds have been on a fine run of late, as they continue their push for a play-off place.

Cardiff City manager - Russell Slade, has backed his squad to handle the pressure of the Championship run-in, as reported by BBC Sport.

Slade has overseen a run of five wins in eight games, that has taken the Bluebirds to seventh in the table, just two points behind sixth placed Derby County.

The former Leyton Orient boss said: "We have showed we can cope with pressure. I think the players have shown that on several occasions."

Following on from their fantastic 2-1 home win against promotion rivals - Derby, Slade went on to praise their performances this season in big games:

"On Saturday we won in front of a fantastic crowd and were pleased we put a smile on their faces. We have produced in big games, against Brighton, Ipswich, Middlesbrough and again on Saturday."

With seven games to go in their season, Cardiff face a tough trip to Burnley tonight, followed by a succession of very winnable games in their quest for promotion. 

Slide went on to tell BBC Sport how his team are high on confidence heading into the final stretch:

"The lads have a real spring in their step now. The prize is big. With seven games to go, there is still a prize there for us. We want to take the opportunities when they come along and take this season all the way."

A Cardiff win and a Derby loss at home to Hull City would see the Welsh club jump into the play-off spots.

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