Dave Jones knows his saide face a tough test against Charlton at Ninian Park tomorrow. It was a year ago when City were humbled twice by the South East Londoners with the 3 - 0 defeat at the Valley as close as Jones has ever come to being sacked by Cardiff City.
Now one year later City have been to the Cup Final and sit 7th in the table with just one league defeat this season.
"With Charlton, we play a club that have been able to keep their players due to the parachute payments from the Premiership," Jones said.
"And, like against most of the teams in this division, it will be a hard contest tomorrow.
"But we're not doing too badly ourselves.
"We've lost one game in the league, we are joint sixth in the table and we have six points more then we had at the same time last year.
"Yes, I accept we should have added a further six points to the tally.
"But we will keep plugging away and try and covert the draws into wins.
"Like every game we play, we'll be going flat out for the win tomorrow."
A win for Cardiff would likely put them in the top 6. The division is tight though. A win for Charlton would see them jump above City despite Cardiff being 7 places ahead of them at the moment.