Malky Mackay apologises to Cardiff City fans

Mackay apologises to Cardiff fans
© Getty Images
Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay apologises to the club's fans over recent off-the-pitch issues and insists that they will not affect the team.

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay has apologised to the club's fans following recent off-the-pitch controversy.

The Scot's future was in doubt this week when a trusted aid of his was sacked and replaced by a 23-year-old novice.

After a five-hour meeting earlier this week, Mackay has remained in charge and promised the fans that recent issues will not affect the team on Saturday.

"I do want to apologise to our supporters because I understand completely what they are going through," Mackay told reporters.

"I think that is needed. In the two-and-a-half years I have been here I feel I have forged a big bond with the fans and the people of Cardiff, they have been fantastic to me.

"I do regret that their club has been thrown into the limelight for reasons other than our football. Our preparations this week, apart from the fact we had an international break, have been exactly as they always are."

Cardiff take on Chelsea at 3pm on Saturday.

Manager of Cardiff City, Malky Mackay looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at the Bolyen Ground on August 17, 2013
Read Next:
Cardiff: 'Mackay will have final say'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves1282221111026
2Cardiff CityCardiff127321710724
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston North EndPreston12561158721
6Leeds UnitedLeeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich CityNorwich125431214-219
9Fulham124621612418
10Ipswich TownIpswich116052017318
11Middlesbrough124531511417
12Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds124441614216
13Derby CountyDerby114431513216
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest125071521-615
15Queens Park RangersQPR123541516-114
16Hull City123452320313
17Millwall123451414013
18Brentford122641415-112
19Barnsley113351517-212
20Reading113351012-212
21Birmingham CityBirmingham12327819-1111
22Burton Albion12246623-1710
23Sunderland121561322-98
24Bolton WanderersBolton12129623-175
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand