Last Updated: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:06
Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has warned tonight's opponents West Ham they are in for a tougher clash than the one a month ago.
Mackay's men were comfortably beaten 2-0 back in August in their first-ever Premier League match but the Bluebirds have improved since and have been on a decent run.
Before going down to Paulinho's last-minute winner against Tottenham on Sunday, Cardiff had beaten Manchester City and drawn against Everton and Hull.
"It was a disappointing result (at Upton Park), but the performance after the first 20 minutes was decent. This is a completely different game, a different week with different players on show," said Mackay.
"After the first 20-25 minutes at West Ham, we have got better, that showed in terms of our possession stats that day and also since then.
"The players have got stronger in their belief in terms of their ability to handle playing against top players.
"The Manchester City result strengthened belief and I would go even further and say the Everton result and the way we played was even more important. It could have been a case of after the Lord Mayor's Show. But it wasn't."
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