Cardiff boss Jones determined to turn the screw on Norwich City

Cardiff boss Dave Jones says the aim is to keep the pressure on Norwich as the Championship season reaches its climax.

The Bluebirds are a point behind Norwich with two to play, with the next chapter being played out on Monday when Cardiff are home to Middlesbrough and Norwich play at Portsmouth later that evening.

'The priority is to try and win ourselves first and if we're looking ahead of ourselves then you forget what your job is,' said Jones.

'Because we play that little bit earlier, then does it add pressure? It doesn't to us. They know they have to win. If we lose they know they've got to win.

'It doesn't matter does it? It's going to go down to the last two games regardless of whatever happens. It's important we've got to make sure that we get the result that is needed for us.


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'We've got to keep doing what we do. If it doesn't pan out for us automatic, we knew we were in the play-offs a couple of weeks ago, we will build for that.'

Norwich leapfrogged Cardiff into second spot following the 5-1 win over East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town last Thursday.

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Jones' side failed to reclaim second spot when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers.

Jones said he was proud of the club's progress during his five and a half years in charge despite what he describes as a 'rollercoaster' tenure.

'This club's had a steady climb and it is some achievement for everybody, supporters and people that work behind the scenes,' said Jones.

'The last five years has been good progression for these fans compared to what they've been used to. I'd be hard pressed if somebody said they hadn't enjoyed the time. That's progression.

'But we're trying to go that one big step now, as we were last year and the year before and the year before that.'

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