FORMER Ireland boss Mick McCarthy says Cardiff have ‘a bit more pressure on us’ after entering the playoff spots.
The Bluebirds last night won their sixth straight game under McCarthy by beating Bournemouth to climb up to sixth in the Championship table.
Cardiff were in 15th place when McCarthy took over the club last month having been sacked by Apoel Nicosia after just nine games in charge.
But an incredible run of form has seen them take 20 points from a possible 24 with McCarthy at the helm.
And after beating the Cherries last night he said: “I thought the lads were excellent, especially in the first half when we dominated the game.
“I expected a reaction from Bournemouth, which we got but we stuck at it and deserved the win. We showed great reliance and a good work rate.
“The lads have been brilliant and have earned their position in the table with wins they have had.
“They have reacted well to me coming in and the shifts they are putting in have been amazing.
“They will all be chasing us now. We were looking at Bournemouth and everybody else and they were the target, now everybody will want to beat us.
“We have put a bit more pressure on us and won’t want to drop out of the top six.”
Captain Sean Morrisson headed Cardiff in front in the first half before Welsh striker Kiefer Moore doubled their lead before the break from the penalty spot.
McCarthy’s former international player Shane Long headed Bournemouth back into the game but the Bluebirds hung on for another vital victory.