Jones - We had to be at our best

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Boss Dave Jones insisted it was important for Cardiff to continue their winning run after seeing his side book their place in the third round of the Carling Cup with a 3-1 triumph over Bristol Rovers.

Michael Chopra maintained his blistering start to the season by grabbing a first-half opener to take his tally to eight goals so far this term. Peter Whittingham looked to have Cardiff cruising but Steve Elliott set up a grandstand finish when he reduced the deficit after 75 minutes. Nevertheless, substitute Josh Magennis headed home late on to ensure there would be no upset.

Having recorded a sixth win from the club`s opening seven games, Jones said: "We had to be at our best - it doesn't matter who we play. We didn't get our rewards in the first half. A bit more care and luck would have won it."

He added: "We allowed them back into the game by giving away a sloppy goal. But I was really pleased without movement and passing.

"We've got a strong squad here and wanted to use them. There's a good buzz about the place, everyone is enjoying themselves and it was important to continue the winning streak."

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