Date: 12th September 2016 at 12:17pm
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Defeat at Norwich made it one win from six-matches in the Championship this season for Cardiff with us, albeit early days, just a point above the relegation zone as things stand.

Paul Trollope hasn’t had the best of starts since his appointment as Cardiff head coach in May with only one win collected so far but he’s remaining positive.

He feels ‘large positives’ can be taken from the three-two defeat at Carrow Road with him backing the ‘spirit of the group’ of players he’s got to turn things around with his belief in what he’s looking to achieve with the Bluebirds as strong as ever, telling the BBC.

‘I believe in what we’re doing and how we’re working. We’re still putting building blocks in place. There were large positives to take. There’s s lot of good things to take from the performance, none more so than the spirit of the group in adversity during the second half.’

He admitted we’ve also had ‘a few disappointments’ so far with one-point from his six league matches not what he wanted (of course), or 19th place in the table, but added we’ll ‘get there’ in the end.

Rickie Lambert, one of his summer signings who came in just ahead of the transfer deadline from West Brom, was given his debut with him hitting the crossbar and also seeing Norwich ‘keeper Michael McGovern make one save to deny him a goal in his first match.

Trollope concluded the 34-year-old is lacking fitness and match sharpness but has backed him and Anthony Pilkington (who grabbed a brace) to strike up a very good partnership for Cardiff.

‘He does lack game-time. He’ll take a bit of time to get back in the groove. But there were really good signs. He and Anthony Pilkington can form a good partnership. They’ve got good attributes that compliment each other. And I think they showed good glimpses of knitting together our forward play.’

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