Jones sees signs of progress

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Cardiff boss Dave Jones believes his injury-hit side's 2-0 victory at home to Hull proves the club has moved in the right direction.

A sell-out home crowd was left disappointed as hometown hero Craig Bellamy was ruled out of the clash due to injury, along with strike partner Jay Bothroyd and on-loan Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater. But they were not missed as goals from Seyi Olofinjana - on loan from Hull - and Gavin Rae extended Cardiff's unbeaten start to the campaign.

Jones said: "We are trying to get to the level where we have a squad of players to cover any injuries and that was our most enjoyable win of the season for that very reason. Missing three players was a blow but it was our best three points of the season so far."

He added: "We now have top-quality loan signings and the other players here have had to step up to the mark and that is exactly what they are doing. We couldn't get to this level before because of finances but now we all hope we can take it one stage further.

"The whole club culture is changing and another near full house shows that everyone is playing their part including the fans. The injuries to Craig Bellamy and Jay Bothroyd are not long-term and they may even be back for Tuesday's visit to Leicester. We have picked up another couple of knocks and will be assessing everyone on Monday."

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