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Cardiff boss urges fans to back owner's controversial kit changes

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay has said fans must support the club's Malaysian owners after the change of colours from blue to red and the introduction of a new badge for the Championship outfit. "We've got to trust our backer," Mackay said.

"Everyone's trying to do their best for the football club going forward."

Cardiff will be wearing red rather than blue home shirts from next season after investors Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Dato Chan Tien Ghee pledged their commitment to the club.

"Obviously it's going to be different but change is constant in life. If you embrace and go with it then success can happen," Mackay told BBC Sport Wales.

"I absolutely get the fact that the red or blue debate goes on and some of our fans will feel it's moving away from tradition.

"But on the other side of that I've also been at Watford where we were two hours from administration and that being the case it's a scary place to be.

"If we don't have backing from a major financial backer then there's a good chance that could happen to football clubs.

"But at the end of the day I think we've got to be realistic that we've got Tan Sri [owner Vincent Tan] is actually backing our football club.

"He's someone who could have left the football club after the play-off final against Blackpool [and] could have walked away at that point.

"He could have walked away a year later when we didn't make it [and] could have walked away this summer."

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