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06 Aug 2009 17:08:00

Hudson hoping for new fortress

The club's old stomping ground, Ninian Park, had a fearsome reputation and helped win many a mental battle over visiting sides before a ball had even been kicked. A host of clubs find that moving to a new multi-million pound arena takes away that fear factor but Hudson, who signed from Charlton earlier this summer, is keen to recreate a new reputation for the Cardiff City Stadium as it hosts its first competitive fixture against Scunthorpe on Saturday. "I know teams didn't like going to Ninian Park which is a good thing when it's your home ground. But that was in the past and we've got to look to the future now," the centre-back told the Western Mail. "The atmosphere at Ninian Park is exactly the kind of thing we need to get going at the new ground. "We've got a lovely new stadium but we need to make it a horrible place for other teams to visit. "Saturday will be a bit of an occasion with it being the first league game there and the important thing is we make the place our own as soon as possible. We want teams not to look forward to coming here and to make it a bit of a fortress right from the off."


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