Bristol City defender Lewin Nyatanga is positive despite defeat at Cardiff
Bristol City defender Lewin Nyatanga refused to be downcast after emerging from today's Severnside derby clash against Cardiff City on the losing side.
Fraizer Campbell scored twice to fire the Championship leaders to a 2-1 victory at the Cardiff City Stadium and leave the Robins in the relegation zone and deeper in trouble.
But central defender Nyatanga felt he and his team-mates did enough to suggest they have what it takes to achieve safety between now and the end of the season.
He told The Post: "In the situation we are in, there is no point feeling sorry for ourselves, because that is not going to help anyone.
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"We have to stick together and carry on, go to training every day and work hard and do the same on match-day.
"You may not always get the result, but you have to make sure the fundamentals are there.
"It has been a hard season for everyone, but everyone has stuck in there and kept going and we need to continue to do that."
Although on the back foot for much of the game, City refused to buckle after going 2-0 down in the 58th minute and threw themselves a lifeline when Ben Nugent inexplicably headed into his own goal in the 90th minute.
Nyatanga revealed: "In training, we are constantly told about reactions and how to react in the right way. If you go two goals down, there is no point giving up and forgetting all the things you are told in training.
"We kept going and, at the end, had a little lifeline. Unfortunately, two goals was too much to claw back, but at least we stayed in the game.
"Maybe we would have lost that game by a wider margin earlier in the season, because we might not have reacted so well to going 2-0 behind. But credit to the players, because everyone stuck to their task.
"You cannot always win a game of football, but you can affect the way you approach it and we showed discipline and organisation. That is the only way we are going to give ourselves a chance of staying in this league."