Cardiff boss Mark Hudson was left ruing a lack of “cutting edge” in front of goal during their 1-0 defeat against Rovers.

Bradley Dack got the decisive goal early in the second half after his strike deflected off Jack Simpson and wrong-footed Ryan Allsop.

Hudson says they struggled to break down “a good side” and admits they need to provide more of a threat in the final third.

He told Sky Sports: “(We were) resilient first half but I don’t think we created too many opportunities.

“In the second half, we didn’t start the way we wanted to and then we are chasing the game. We have struggled to create – it is very difficult to break down a good side.

“Maybe the shape change didn’t suit us after the last game, digging in as well as they did. They put a lot of graft in and I thought freshening it up might bring a little bit of impetus towards their goal.

“We had a couple of moments, but we didn’t create or have that real cutting edge or belief in front of goal or around the box to maybe go one-v-one or set someone to take their opportunity. It is something we need to work on.”

The result sees Rovers maintain their place in the top three of the Championship table, and they are still yet to draw a league game this season.

Meanwhile, Cardiff have now gone seven matches without a win and sit just above the bottom three at this stage.

Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men are back in action Sunday, January 8 when they make the trip to Norwich City in the FA Cup third round (2pm).

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