Paul Trollope: Cardiff City coach has made an impact - Joe Ralls

Paul Trollope
Trollope was previously a coach at Birmingham City and Norwich City

Midfielder Joe Ralls says Paul Trollope has made a difference since coming in as Cardiff City's first-team coach.

Former Bristol Rovers boss and ex-Wales international Trollope was added to manager Russell Slade's coaching team in February.

Cardiff have lost only twice in the nine games since Trollope's arrival and Ralls praised the 42-year-old.

"Since he's come in and getting a few more ideas on board, I think it's kicked us on," Ralls said.

"He's got us playing a little bit more and I think we're mixing the play better now because it's a tough league.

"We've had some good performances lately."

Joe Ralls
Joe Ralls signed his first professional contract with Cardiff City in 2011.

Cardiff claimed their first home win since January with a 2-0 victory over Birmingham City in the Championship.

Eoin Doyle scored his first goal for the club to put Cardiff ahead and Peter Whittingham then sealed victory with a penalty, after Doyle was brought down by Jonathan Spector.

Striker Doyle joined Cardiff from League One Chesterfield in January and Ralls was pleased his team-mate opened his Cardiff account.

"He'll be happy I'm sure," Ralls added.

"The boys are happy for him getting his first goal and he did brilliantly to get the penalty.

"Hopefully that will kick him on now for the last seven games and get a few more goals going into next season."

Cardiff, 14th in the Championship table, resume their campaign after the international break at Reading on 4 April.

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