Ridsdale offers Jones support

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Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale has thrown his support behind manager Dave Jones and insists he will remain in charge despite the club missing out on a play-off place.

The Bluebirds, who had been in the top six for the majority of the season, were pipped to the post by Preston by a single goal in the 'for' column on the final day, with points and goal difference level.

In a statement on the club's official website, Ridsdale said: "Football is a curious business. After 38 years of under-achievement, we get to within one goal of reaching the play-offs to compete for promotion to the Premier League and the knives are out for scapegoats."

He added: "Dave Jones has done an outstanding job since he took over as manager. He has made mistakes, of course he has, haven't we all? The true test, however, is that he has got more things right than wrong and we are stronger for that.

"To kill all the speculation before it goes any further: Dave Jones is the manager of Cardiff City football club and will remain so.

"With myself and my colleagues on the board, Dave will spend the summer months learning the lessons from the season just ended and we will take appropriate decisions about the strengths and weaknesses in the playing squad so that we enter next season stronger than we ended this."

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