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The Trinidad and Tobago striker, who says he jumped at the chance to join Cardiff City, is eager to pick up three points in the south Wales derby as the Bluebirds chase survival

Cardiff City striker Kenwyne Jones is determined to compound a miserable week for Swansea City by securing a derby victory on Saturday.

The Swans sacked manager Michael Laudrup on Tuesday after they slumped to a sixth defeat in their last eight Premier League matches, with long-serving defender Garry Monk stepping in as caretaker boss.

Swansea lost 1-0 at second-bottom Cardiff back in November and, despite being seven places above their arch-rivals in the table, just three points separate the two sides.

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Jones, a January signing from Stoke City, scored the winner as his new side beat Norwich City on his debut last weekend and the former Southampton forward has set his sights on further endearing himself to Cardiff fans by helping them secure a derby win.

"For me, I wasn't playing a lot of football. As soon as Cardiff came it was an easy decision for me," said the Trinidad and Tobago international.

"It's been a great time so far. The mood in the camp was lifted massively after last weekend's win.

"You have to have belief in yourself and your team. The only way we can improve where we are is by picking up points.

"Saturday, we have to play the game not the occasion. Three points are the most important thing for us.

"The atmosphere will be intense, and the need for points just puts an added emphasis on the derby game."

Craig Bellamy scored the only goal of the game when Cardiff beat Swansea in their last trip to the Cardiff City Stadium in February 2011.

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