OLIVER NORWOOD is still shaking his head that he hasn’t opened his Town goal account.
Only a man-of-the-match performance from goalkeeper David Marshall prevented the 21-year-old netting with two rasping drives in Friday’s 1-0 defeat.
“I thought he (Marshall) should have caught the first one!” he joked.
“On the second one, I thought I’d done him. It was a good save and he went on to get man of the match award which just shows how well we played.
“I scored a few goals coming through the Manchester United Academy and I’ve scored in all my loans, so I want to add that to my game.
“I’m working hard at that in training and hopefully I can chip in with a few goals this year.”
Norwood felt Town’s defeat was cruel – Cardiff captain Mark Hudson scoring 49 seconds into added time at the end.
“That’s football isn’t it?” said the Northern Ireland international.
“We went there with a plan and we stuck to it – we kept our team shape. The pre-season friendly against Barcelona B stood us in good stead for this in terms of keeping our shape and working from the shape.
“We’ve had to put that work in; they are the basics of football. You have to get close to people and play when you get the ball and I think we showed that when we have it, we can.
“That is the standard we have set ourselves and that is where we want to keep them throughout the season now. We were disappointed, but we’ve got to keep believing in ourselves.”