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Bellamy Backs Mackay

Cardiff City’s Craig Bellamy has hailed their manager Malky Mackay as the best young British manager and revealed that he has helped unite the players and fans.

The Welshman has backed his manager and praised his influence over the short space of time he has been in charge of Cardiff and also mentioned that he has brought discipline to the club as well.

Bellamy was speaking after the departure of Iain Moody the head of recruitment and replaced by inexperienced 23-year-old Alisher Apsalyamov, a decision some would say has undermined Mackay’s position, and the striker has been quick to show the manager his support.

"As a manager Malky is the best young British manager out there and what he's done for this club in a short space of time is nothing short of remarkable," he added.

"We've got a group of players and fans who are united - and he's done all that.

"He's responsible for the connection between the fans and the players.

"We are such a tight-knit group now, the discipline he has brought into this club is remarkable."

"I'm just a player, I can only talk from a player's point of view and I can't try and dictate to anyone above me but the simple fact is I am very fortunate as a player to be working with the guy.

"He's certainly brought everyone together at Cardiff and we needed that.

"That's not being disrespectful to the managers who were here before him but he's taken it on to another level.

"He's united the city and being from Cardiff that makes me feel very proud."

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