Lee Peltier made his comeback from an ankle injury in the Bluebirds’ 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Monday. The full back put in an assured, confident performance and he was replaced on the hour mark to warm applause from the Cardiff City faithful.Shortly after the final whistle, Lee offered his thoughts to the assembled press and media.
“I’ve been out for a while now,” began Lee.
“I’d only trained for about a week and the gaffer pulled me in on Sunday and said he was thinking of playing me against Forest.
“I got sixty minutes out there and I was happy with the time I got as well as my performance. The plan was originally to play through the pain until the end of the season but against Preston North End my ankle locked up and that told me enough was enough.
“It was quite a big operation and I was glad to get it sorted. I feel good now and I thought I did well today. The gaffer told me to stay tight to [Mustapha] Carayol, he’s a quick player and I was happy with how I handled him.”
Looking ahead to the rest of the campaign, Lee was adamant that the team will continue to give their all and he thinks that the spirit in the dressing room will stand them in good stead for the future.
“There are a lot of teams playing for stuff out there,” he continued.
“It’s going right down to the wire so it would be unfair for us to down tools. The lads gave everything out there and that is the way we’ll finish the season.
“Everyone’s fighting for places, competition in the team is very good and that can only make us stronger. There’s a good team spirit in the dressing room, there’s no jealousy or anything and everyone wants each other to do well.
“We’re a tight knit group here and we’re all playing for each other. It’s very important to have a good dressing room and that can take us a long way.”
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