Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has admitted the club need to start picking up points away from home.

However, as reported by BBC Sport, Etheridge was keen to stress that the Bluebirds are doing better than many expected by not being in the bottom three at this stage of the season.

The 28-year-old has started every one of the club’s 17 Premier League matches this campaign between the sticks, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

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The Philippine international has been first choice ‘keeper ever since he moved to South Wales on a free transfer from Walsall the summer before last, and is currently ahead of Alex Smithies in the pecking order.

Neil Warnock’s men have claimed 13 of their 14 points at the Cardiff City Stadium this season, with their only away point coming at Huddersfield Town in August.

However, Etheridge insists that a continuation of their home form will guide them to safety.

He said:

We know that we need to start changing a few things when we travel away from home, but we must concentrate on ourselves. But you have to see the bigger picture; the bigger picture is we’re out of the bottom three.

Most people expected us to be rock-bottom at this point and… if you look at the bigger picture we’re doing very well. We need to keep grinding away, keep picking up points at home and I’m sure that they’ll come away from home.