No tears from Neil
BLUES keeper Neil Alexander will not be shedding any tears if he plays a part in Cardiff boss Dave Jones' downfall today.Alexander left Ninian Park after a bitter contract wrangle with Jones who dropped him towards the end of last season as the dispute turned ugly.
By Derek Davis
By Derek Davis
BLUES keeper Neil Alexander will not be shedding any tears if he plays a part in Cardiff boss Dave Jones' downfall today.
Alexander left Ninian Park after a bitter contract wrangle with Jones who dropped him towards the end of last season as the dispute turned ugly.
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The Scot was snapped up by Ipswich town and has no regrets about making the switch.
Alexander said: “I have none at all. It has proved to be a fantastic move for me. I'm really enjoying it and long may that continue.
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“Things are going really well for me on the pitch and the boys are doing fantastic so I'm enjoying my football. It is a real pleasure to play behind the team and we know if we can get through this December period we can have a real go for promotion.”
Nor will he have any regrets if he can help Town to their first away victory for eight months, which will push Jones a step nearer the sack at Cardiff.
Alexander said: “They say you get what you deserve in football and it is a results business. It is a big club with strong ambitions to get into the Premiership. They are building a new stadium, they have a new training ground and have spent a lot of money so there is high expectations.
“So if the manager is not delivering results then he is the one who carries the can.
“He is not the only manager struggling at the moment but that is the nature of the industry.”
Jones' predicament comes after just three league wins all season and a fifth from bottom position, despite being among the big summer spenders.
Alexander said: “I'm surprised at where Cardiff are. The nucleus of the squad is still there from last year with some additions. On paper they are a very good team yet they seem to be lacking confidence.
“They have not managed two wins back to back although I'm sure they can turn it around.”
A lot of money has been invested in strikers Robbie Fowler and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink who Alexander warns are a threat.
“On their day they can be the best in the Championship so it will be a fantastic challenge for me and the back four to keep them at bay.
“If we can keep them quiet then that gives us the chance for us to go up the other end and score to win the game.”