The start of this season was meant to be a time for Cardiff to position themselves for a promotion scrap come the back end of this season.
However, that’s not the way it’s turned out for new boss Paul Trollope and his side, who find themselves in the relegation at this early point in the season, positioned 23rd with just two wins.
Derby, who have managed to score just three all season before yesterday almost doubled their goal tally in the 2-0 win at the Cardiff City Stadium, and City look blunt up top as they’ve managed just two in their last four games.
The relatively inexperienced boss will have his work cut out to turn this team around, and there are plenty in the squad who just haven’t delivered so far this season. After how good they looked towards the end of last season, it’s hard to believe they’re the same team.
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