"We don't want a good season to just fizzle out and it is up to the players to try and hold on to our position.
"It could have been a respectable defeat if you take away all the defensive mistakes.
"You cannot make mistakes like that at any level of football. Darren Purse had a nightmare out there today but that's his first poor game all season.
"All the goals came from errors and it is all the more disappointing after pulling it back to 3-2."
"At 3-0 we had the game won but to Cardiff's credit they fought back and we needed to raise a gear.
"Fortunately my players are a good bunch of lads and they did just that but although it looked a comfortable win it was far from it.
"It is a strange situation when you reach your season's target with five or six games still left as you wonder how the players will react."