Managers reaction to City 0 - 0 Leeds

Last updated : 02 October 2004 By Michael Morris

Lennie Lawrence

"We are thankful that 17,000 fans were here to cheer the players on after we have lost four home games on the bounce and I told my players they had to respond to that.

"Hitting the bar three times and missing a penalty is something that happens to you when you are down. Andy Campbell badly needs a goal but his overall display was good.

"We were quite easily the better team and were as good defensively as we have been all season.

"This was an occasion and we were definitely up for it but the next home match is against Rotherham and that now becomes a must-win game.

"The performance today has sent the fans home happy but a draw in our next home match will not be good enough.

"Cardiff fans will respond if our players perform at their highest ability and they did that today."

Kevin Blackwell

"It was a hard-earned point, Lennie Lawrence had his players up for the game and I am pleased with the clean sheet.

"I felt the penalty decision was shoddy and justice was done when Neil saved it.

"I knew how big a game it was for both sets of fans and we were very lucky when they struck our woodwork three times.

"I was told by Cardiff defender Robert Page that this was the best they have played all season but that doesn't surprise me - everyone lifts their game against us.

"Only Gary Kelly was part of the last game played here between the clubs so for us there was nothing special about playing Cardiff. We just got on and played football.

"Both sides dealt with the history well and now both clubs need to move on.

"My players are beginning to gel - we are not being beaten every week and that is something to build on - though we are finding scoring a little difficult."