Leeds United boss Garry Monk has issued a warning to his team
Leeds' hopes of making the Premier League took a hefty blow at Elland Road.
Goals from Sean Morrison and Kenneth Zohore gave Cardiff a shock win.
Leeds were criticised for a lacklustre performance with Monk's tactics singled out.
But the Whites manager has called for a sense of perspective – and wants Leeds to put things right when they take on Bristol City tonight (7.45pm).
“A game like (Saturday’s), playing against a team like that, can make it seem like a worse game than it was. We did very well apart from the two mistakes," Monk said.
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”My job as a manager and the job of the players is to be balanced and have perspective. This is a new group who were assembled in the summer and we felt we were building from scratch, putting a process in place for players to improve and move forward.
“Perspective-wise, they’re in a position which no-one outside of this group perceived that they would ever be in.
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"We’re probably one of the only teams in and around those top places in the league who weren’t expected to be there.
"I’m very proud of these players. They work exceptionally hard and they go out every time to win.
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"Sometimes it goes for them, sometimes it doesn’t. But more often than not we’ve got it right.”
Monk also warns Bristol City will be no pushovers despite falling to 20th in the Championship table.
“They’re still the attacking threat they’ve been all season," he added.
"I know they’ve been in a difficult patch and a difficult run and not got the result they would have liked but they're still a very dangerous team."