Josh Turnbull has urged Cardiff Blues to finish the season on a high after changing perceptions.
Wales’ Capital Region crashed to a 40-27 defeat to the Ospreys on Saturday but have won four Welsh derbies from six overall this season.
The defeat ended their hopes of securing a top six finish in the Guinness PRO12 but the versatile forward has called on his side to end a much-improved campaign on a winning note against Edinburgh on Saturday.
He said: “Last year we struggled to win any derbies but this year we’ve won four out of six and that’s a positive thing. Hopefully we can grow on that again next year.
“With the momentum we’ve had and the changes we’ve made, Danny (Wilson) has always said it would be a slow process and people would have to bear with us.
“It was about changing perceptions of what people have had of Cardiff Blues previously and slowly but surely we are doing that.
“Don’t expect anything too soon but with the growth we have shown this year, we are moving forward and hopefully we can continue that next season.
“But first we have Edinburgh, they have been going well they are in and around the same position as us - it will be a great game. Both teams will want to go out and throw the ball around.”
Cardiff Blues take on the Scottish capital outfit at Murrayfield on Saturday, kicking off at 3pm.