Date: 15th September 2016 at 2:30pm
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Cardiff’s worse start to a season in 12-years continued on Tuesday when a defeat, correction a mauling, was suffered at Preston with the Bluebirds beaten three-nil.

Paul Trollope wasn’t making any excuses following another poor performance, which he branded ‘unacceptable’ offering up an apology to the travelling fans telling the BBC.

‘Apologies to the supporters, they have travelled a long way and seen a performance that was unacceptable.’

A slightly improved second half, but which time Cardiff were already two-down, was seen but even so the ‘game was done’ by half time with Preston rounding off their win late in the match with a third.

Offering up no excuses, as said, the head coach added.

‘I’m not going to stand here and give any excuses. We can stand here and talk about systems and ways of playing but there are some basic requirements in football to do well and win games and those were lacking. We were probably worthy of a goal in that second period but I’m not kidding myself, the game was done.’

Cardiff haven’t won a match since mid-August (the only win under Trollope since he step up from Russell Slade’s coaching staff to replace him in the summer) against Blackburn who were beaten by this weekends visitors Leeds.

He finished by saying he doesn’t feel the pressures on him anymore than any other coach in the game but knows ‘a lot of work’ needs to be done ahead of the weekend or Cardiff’s poor start will get even worse.

‘We’ve got a lot of work to do before Saturday. We’re of course concerned. We didn’t deserve to be going home with anything tonight. There’s pressure on every manager every game and on every coach. The pressure is always there and everyone knows the situation and I believe in how I work and I believe in the group of players.’

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