Newll unhappy at red card

Last updated : 16 September 2006 By Michael Morris
Dave Jones

"I told my players at half-time that the best form of defence was attack and that they had to be big and brave.

"We had to be patient and pass the ball around and that led to both our second-half goals.

"Michael Chopra is on fire at the moment and if he is given the ball in the right areas he will continue to score goals, but it was a solid all-round performance and an ideal way to bounce back from the midweek draw at Plymouth."

Mike Newell

"I cannot see how any referee or assistant could give a penalty and red card when it was obvious that the lad couldn't get out of the way.

"We had started well and although it was a blow going down to 10 men we decided to keep two up front and were able to create a number of chances.

"Cardiff are a much better side now than they were last season.

"They have brought in good players, are on form and deserve to be were they are in the league."