Speaking at his pre-match press conference, the manager said: "We had a fantastic result against Southampton and we've set that standard now. We've got to have that same level and consistency now especially in defence because that's a good foundation for us to build upon.
"I'm looking forward to it. We're in the fight. The result last week gives us all a boost and we've got a lot of belief in the camp now. This is going to be a month's examination of everyone's character, we need to keep working hard and battling to achieve the goal that we all want.
"It's been a week where we've been completely focused on the task ahead. Results to do breed confidence. This week has been very positive and we've been working on how we can build on last week's excellent result."
Cardiff are three points from safety with four games still to play.