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ODEMWINGIE: "CONFIDENCE KEY"

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19:03 15th December 2013

by Steve Garland

City forward points to team spirit for WBA win

City forward Peter Odemwingie was delighted with a team performance that saw the Bluebirds’ to a vital 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.

Peter Whittingham’s bravery was rewarded in the second-half as he headed home a fantastic Craig Noone delivery at the far post, capping off a performance of endeavour from the Bluebirds to claim three vital points.

And delighted with the victory against his former side, City forward Odemwingie said: “As a team we are very strong. We showed that today, you can't pick out a stand out performance, it was a team effort.

“Since I arrived, the team spirit has been fantastic and the camaraderie is very good between the boys. There is a strong relationship between the players and the manager and I think that makes us work as a unit.

“It was a very important three points that came at the right time for us. We lost our last game and needed to bounce back - they were the instructions from the manager.”

It’s a victory that sends the Bluebirds into a frenetic festive period full of confidence, with the three points against the Baggies all the more important with an away trip to Liverpool and Anfield up next for Malky Mackay’s side.

“We're happy to be back winning,” said Odemwingie. “We've got some difficult games coming up so the win over West Brom was important to give us confidence heading into the next few weeks.

“I think December is one of the most difficult times for any club. As a group we are very strong here and I hope that our performance today can bode well for us in that run.

“We've had good performances this year, against Man City, against Swansea and now against West Brom that will give us plenty of confidence and can only serve to inspire us in every game we play.”

It was the first time Odemwingie had faced his former club since leaving the Hawthorns for Cardiff in the summer, with the City forward maintaining fond memories of the West Midlands side.

“It's a great club, they are a part of my success,” explained Odemwingie. “I scored a lot of goals there and have some great memories."

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