Cardiff City in driving seat says Seyi Olofinjana

Cardiff's Seyi Olofinjana
Olofinjana scored his sixth goal of the season against Portsmouth

Midfielder Seyi Olofinjana has said that Cardiff's City's destiny is in their own hands as they seek promotion to the Premier League.

The Bluebirds returned to the second spot in the Championship following a comfortable 3-0 win over Portsmouth.

Cardiff began the day in third place after Norwich City beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 on Friday night.

"At the moment all we can concentrate on is ourselves," said Olofinjana.

Dave Jones' side are now a point ahead of third-placed Norwich, with four games remaining.

"We are in the driving seat and we have that automatic second spot right now," said Olofinjana.

"If we win our games we stand in good stead to get promoted automatically. That's what we need to worry about. It's about us and getting three points."

Olofinjana scored Cardiff's opening goal on six minutes against Portsmouth before the visitors were reduced to ten men when Ricardo Rocha was sent off.

Further goals from Jay Bothroyd on the stroke of half time and Peter Whittingham in the second half secured the three points.

But Olofinjana admitted after the game that Cardiff had been forced to work hard to secure the victory.

"It wasn't as comfortable as it seemed," said the on-loan Hull City player. "We had to earn the right to play

"We knew the threats Portsmouth would cause given the fact they have played well all through the season and we know their capabilities.

"It's always going to be physical against Portsmouth. They are a very physical side [and] we prepared for that psychologically and mentally.

"We had to dig deep to make sure we played well. We knew nothing short of three points would do us any justice [and] to keep the momentum going."