Joint statement from Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust and Supporters’ Club

We have always enjoyed friendly and positive relations with our Malaysian backers, who, we hope, will remain as committed to the club as they have been up to now.

Like the vast majority of Cardiff City fans, we are extremely grateful for the financial support Vincent Tan and his associates have provided in difficult times and we hope that their investment in our wonderful club can continue.

Many supporters will be pleased at the announcement by the club chairman Dato’ Chan Tien Ghee that the team will play in blue next season and the Bluebirds club badge will continue to be used.

Our Malaysian backers have clearly recognised the strength of feeling about the traditions and history of the club which stretch back more than 100 years.

We believe that it is very important for the future of the club that there is dialogue between fans’ representatives and the club’s board, particularly when radical proposals are under consideration.

It is now important that everyone, owners, team, staff and fans continue to pull together to develop a strong and sustainable future for our football club, which sees the Bluebirds moving forward in a positive way.

We thank our Malaysian backers for responding so quickly to concerns raised by many Cardiff City supporters and look forward to working with them in the future for the good of the club we love.