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Leeds United’s Kyle Bartley has issued a rallying call ahead of his side’s trip to Cardiff tomorrow.
The defender, who scored a late winner in Tuesday night’s hard earned victory over Blackburn, has called on his teammates to build on that victory with another positive result in the lunchtime kick-off.
It is a game of particular significance to Bartley, who is on a season-long loan from Cardiff’s bitter rivals Swansea, but he is just concentrating on getting another three points for Garry’s Monk’s team.
He said: “It’s just another game, with another massive three points at stake.
“There’s no point in us winning on Tuesday if we go out on Saturday and produce a poor performance.
“We’ve got a bit of momentum leading into the game and hopefully we can take a bit of confidence into it and produce a good performance.”
It has a been a tough start to the season for Leeds, and Monk, who has overseen just two wins, albeit the first being a mightily impressive 2-0 win away at Sheffield Wednesday.
The form is something that’s clearly on the mind of players and staff alike at Elland Road, but Bartley is confident they can turn it around, especially after the midweek win.
He said: “It feels a lot better, as you would expect. All the lads and all the staff never lost belief, but it’s always nice to get three points – especially the first three points at home.
“Mentally, Tuesday’s win will really help us. But I think there’s been a lot of negative stuff said in the press about the team and especially about the manager, which is absolute madness.
“I think we’ve got one of the best managers in the league. For the press to be putting pressure on him is crazy, but getting three points always helps – hopefully we can shut up a few of the doubters.