"I just thought it was a great advert for Championship football with two great sides giving everything," he said after the game ended 2 - 2.
"We defended like fairies in the first half but the first two goals could have come straight out of the Premier League.
"We played on the front foot in the second half and Adel Taarabt scored a deserved equaliser.
"We had no stars and to come back twice against Cardiff at a full house was outstanding."
He added: "It has been a long season and the Championship is the hardest to get out of but I would rather come to Cardiff than go to Scunthorpe because of the atmosphere and our fans today were terrific.
"It was a super match and no-one deserved to win, I have a lot of pride in all my players because we enjoyed today's battle."