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Nicky Maynard has spoken exclusively to on completion of signing a three year deal from West Ham.

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"It's a great club with lots of ambition," he said. "I hope that I can help with that by scoring goals for Cardiff City this season, with the aim to get the club to the Premier League. 

"The manager is playing football the way that I want to play, and he knows what I'm looking for as a striker. I'm looking forward to working with him and his coaching staff, along with my new team-mates here, a squad which is shaping up very well.

"I moved to West Ham with the hope of playing in the Premier League regularly, but that wasn't to be. Knowing that my chances would be limited there at Upton Park, it was down to me to find a club where I knew I'd be happy to play. It's my aim to play week in week out, which I hope to achieve by playing well for Cardiff City. If I'm scoring goals I'm happy, which I'll enjoy doing in a Cardiff shirt.

"I'll be meeting my new team-mates on Saturday, getting straight to work on the training pitches here ahead of the task of trying to secure three points in our home game against Wolves on Sunday."

Nicky also took a second to acknowledge his former club, in particular the Hammers supporters.

"They didn't see too much of me, which can happen in football," he said. "I didn't get my chance to play regularly, but whenever I did the West Ham fans were fantastic to me. I'm sorry on one hand that things didn't work out for me there, but also really excited at the prospect of building a new relationship with the Cardiff City faithful who are always loud and passionate for their club.

"I'm used to playing in this division and know that there's no such thing as an easy game. Next up we have Wolves who will provide a very hard test, having just come down themselves. The match, just like the next forty odd games will be a tough one, so it's up to us to be as consistent as we can be to get where we all want to be at the end of the season."

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