Cardiff City manager Steve Morrison has urged supporters to get behind the team after fans booed after both half-time and full-time whistles in Hull City’s defeat.
flock of tigers Scored the only goal of the game via Lewis Keane-Potter An hour later and after that the Bluebirds struggled to get into the match.
This caused uneasiness among City supporters as players walked down the tunnel at half-time and the noise intensified as the full-time whistle went off.
From Morrison’s point of view, this must have been disappointing, given that this was his first home game as permanent manager of the club.
However, he urged City fans to step back from the team to help pull them out of the bottom of the table.
“To be honest, I don’t really understand it,” Morrison said after the match.
“It must be down to the fact that where we are in the league, as we have had back-to-back victories.
“All I ask is, if we’re going to get out of this, it’s going to take absolutely everyone. Everyone who works at a football club and every fan who comes through the door and sees it.
“You see the difference in performance when the fans get up and come right behind us and try and suck the ball towards the target with their energy and their noise.
“Unfortunately when it goes the other way and we get negative feedback, it has the opposite effect.
“So, I would ask, if we’re going to get out of this, we need to be right behind them. Like in the Huddersfield game, we were losing and they were with us all the way and it certainly wasn’t much different. Display.”
Another moment in which fans made themselves aware was when Leandro Bakuna was dropped in the middle of the second half in place of Rubin Colville.
It was Bakuna’s fault to give possession for the first goal and missed a huge opportunity at the front post minutes before the exit.
But Morrison believes Bakuna was unfortunate to be dropped and patted his back behind the player.
“I didn’t notice that, I thought they were just clapping,” he said of the ironic cheers as Bakuna left the pitch.
“I picked Leo because Leo is a really good player. I thought he was playing well in the second half and it was hard to get him off.
“I just wanted to change that and get Rubin’ [Colwill] in the game and that didn’t work either.
“I’m not going to get into bullshit.”
Ultimately, it was another poor set-piece goal that Cardiff had to undo and Morrison admitted it was indeed a concern going forward.
“It’s a concern if we keep believing,” he said.
“If we don’t concede and go half the time with good control and possession it’s a good place to start.
“Then you can come out in the second half and have a little bit more intensity and put your stamp on the game.
“At the moment we keep conceding that goal in the first half and tonight it finally killed us.”