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Matthew Connolly says he's ready to prove himself after completing his transfer from Queen's Park Rangers on Wednesday.

The twenty-four year old has signed for Cardiff City on a three year deal and is keen to establish himself in the side.

Talking exclusively to this afternoon, Matt began: "I started talking to my agent who said that a few clubs were interested in me, plus QPR were supposedly offering me a new deal. 

"I waited a little while before making a decision on my future, but soon decided that I needed to move on. This was the right time to move and to start playing games again and I'm delighted to be at Cardiff City.

"Cardiff have been there or thereabouts for the past few seasons and are certainly in with a chance of going up this season, especially with the squad that we already have.

"I've heard a lot of good things about the manager as well and I can't wait to get started. It's an honour really to know that the manager rates me. I remember watching him play and he was a top defender who played at the highest level."

A benefit to the City squad will undoubtedly be Matt's versatility. Of his pragmatic playing style, the new man continued: "I've played all across the back four during my career, although I think I'd like to start to settle as a centre back now. I've played at full back, right and left, as well though and I'm more than happy to play there if the manager wants me to.

"I'm in for training tomorrow morning when I'll meet the squad properly, although I did meet one or two of the lads on Monday before they travelled to Brighton. I feel good and didn't miss any pre-season at QPR; hopefully I can show the manager what I can do in training and then work hard to prove that I'm good enough to be in the team."