Mackay praises veteran duo
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay lavished praise on Craig Bellamy
and Heidar Helguson after the veteran duo inspired the Championship
leaders to a resounding 4-1 win over Blackburn at Ewood Park.
Bellamy scored Cardiff’s second, while Helguson provided late
assists for Lee Mason and Kim Bo-Kyung as the Bluebirds made it
five wins in six unbeaten games.
Mackay said: “You can’t treat everyone exactly the same in terms
of how we train them.
“The 19 and 20-year-olds are trained slightly differently to the
34 and 35-year-olds – I wish it had been like that in my time but
“Craig and Heidar will have a day during the week where they’ll
go to the pool and do some stretching and not go out on the grass
but come 7.45pm on a midweek night and 3pm on a Saturday they show
“Craig’s been out for four weeks this season with a swollen
ankle and a couple of weeks with a knock to his knee but I want
“He shows it every day in training. He wants to train every day
and I have to pull him back and say ‘no, you’re going to the pool
“The work that him and Heidar did for the second goal was
incredible – he flicks it on to Heidar, Heidar flicks it back to
him and he puts a magnificent finish in.
“They’ve both got their heart on their sleeves and that’s what I