Cardiff's Dave Jones says pressure is on Norwich City

Cardiff City boss Dave Jones says the aim is to keep the pressure on Norwich by winning ahead of them.

The Bluebirds are one point behind Norwich, who are second and in the final automatic promotion spot.

Cardiff are home to Middlesbrough on Monday with Norwich at Portsmouth later during the season's dramatic climax.

"The priority is to try and win ourselves first and if we're looking ahead of ourselves then you forget what your job is," said Jones.

"Because we play that little bit earlier, then does it add pressure? It doesn't to us. They know they have to win. If we lose they know they've got to win.

"It doesn't matter does it? It's going to go down to the last two games regardless of whatever happens.

"It's important we've got to make sure that we get the result that is needed for us.

"We've got to keep doing what we do. If it doesn't pan out for us automatic, we knew we were in the play-offs a couple of weeks ago, we will build for that."

Norwich leapfrogged Cardiff into second spot in the Championship table following their 5-1 win over East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town last Thursday.

Dave Jones' side failed to reclaim second spot when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers.

Jones said he was proud of the club's progress during his five and a half years in charge despite what he describes as a "rollercoaster" tenure.

And the former Wolves and Southampton manager is keen to secure promotion to the Premier League.

"This club's had a steady climb and [it is] some achievement for everybody, supporters [and] people that work behind the scenes," said Jones.

"The last five years has been good progression for these fans compared to what they've been used to.

"I'd be hard pressed if somebody said they hadn't enjoyed the time. That's progression.

"But we're trying to go that one big step now, as we were last year and the year before and the year before that.

"I'm very honoured to manage Cardiff City and very proud of what we've been trying to do here and we're still trying to build as well.

"The day that I leave this football club I hope, like all the other clubs, I leave a legacy that people can go on and build from."

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