Malky reflects on a day he'll never forget

30 April 2013 04:45
The boss was speaking after lifting the Championship trophy at CCS.

"To win promotion against Charlton was fantastic," said Malky Mackay, "to win the title in front of 2,000 of our fans at Burnley was great, but to lift the trophy and have the medals here at our stadium in front of 27,000 people is something that will live with me forever.

"Our families make sacrifices for us as footballers, and it is nice on days like this for them to be involved as well.

"I am proud of everyone at the club. It means a lot to the club and the city and it gives everyone a great sense of pride. We have been pulling in the right direction for 99 per cent of the season and when you do that, titles are won.

"It's a day I will never forget."

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman was happy so see his side earn a point against City and also happy for his fellow Scotsman. Freedman's assistant is Lennie Lawrence who was Cardiff manager when the Bluebirds last won promotion in 2003.

Freedman said: "It was a great point for us, I do not think we did enough to win but we showed the quality in the first half to deserve to get something out of the game.

"We defended well in the last quarter after they equalised and it is a fantastic point and it means our fate is still in our own hands.

"If someone had said when I came in here and we were 17th in the league we would have to win the last game to get in the play-offs we would have taken it."

He added: "Malky is a good man and he deserves everything he gets.

"He has done a great job taking the club into the Premier League and I am pleased for him.

"It is Cardiff's day, it is Malky's day, and we were comfortable coming here and giving them the respect they deserved with a guard of honour."

Source: Cardiff City Online