Mackay: Play-off tie not over
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay knows his squad still possess sufficient self-belief to overcome West Ham in their npower Championship play-off semi-final.
The Bluebirds are heavy underdogs after going down 2-0 to a Jack Collison brace at the Cardiff City Stadium in Thursday's first-leg.
Ahead of the Upton Park return, most observers expect this year's Carling Cup finalists to be nursing play-off disappointment for the third consecutive season, but Mackay - a play-off winner during his time as a player with both West Ham and Watford - believes there is life in the tie yet.
"Most people may now expect West Ham to make it through to the final - that could be a natural reaction I suppose," he told www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk.
"But myself and the team don't subscribe to that. We go into Monday afternoon trying to win the game.
"We have 90 minutes to score twice and, beyond that, to win the game. Right now we have a fighter's chance."