Mackay slams Bluebirds backline
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay bemoaned his side's defending after the 4-2 derby defeat at Bristol City.
Joe Mason and Heidar Helguson were on target for the Bluebirds, but they were always playing catch-up after Stephen Pearson's first-half opener.
Mackay said: "Without taking anything away from Bristol's performance, we conceded some bad goals. We gave the ball away in poor areas, which is not like us. We started the season defensively strong, but today we didn't keep to that standard.
"If you gift possession to good teams they are going to punish you. We will look at the dvd and identify where we could have done a lot better.
Cardiff were without Craig Bellamy and Ben Turner, both injured but expected to be back in action next week.
Mackay added: "Craig had a tightness in a calf, which meant we couldn't risk him, while Ben has taken a kick on a foot. Both failed fitness nests yesterday."