Cardiff City midfielder Jordon Mutch called on his City team-mates to go out and show the country why Cardiff City have been crowned npower Championship winners.
The former Birmingham man has been a rejuvenated figure since returning to the first-team setup after injury against Blackburn and believes that professionalism and desire will see the Bluebirds go all out to secure the six more points available – starting on Saturday against Play-Off chasing Bolton Wanderers.
“We’ve gone up as Champions and that was our aim this season,” said Jordon. “Everyone’s buzzing and really happy with what’s been achieved, but we’re now looking at maximum points from our remaining two games.
“The atmosphere is going to be great on Saturday and we’ll be going out to do right by ourselves and our supporters. We want to win every game and we’ve prepared as we always do. The attitude and approach to the game will be the same as it has been for the previous forty-four games.
“We can break a Club points record with one more win which is something that’s very much on the agenda for us. We want six points from the last two games and we’re certainly ready to go out and try to do that. We want to show people exactly why we’re the Champions of the division and why we deserve to be going to the Premier League in August.”
A persistent foot injury kept the England U21 international out of the season’s middle third, though his return at the start of the month bodes well for City’s future plans.
“Personally it’s been frustrating for me up until recently, battling with a niggling injury that’s been difficult to sort out,” he admitted.
“Football kept me going through those times – coming into training every day with a great atmosphere and working hard to get back to fitness. But I’m back out on the pitch now and doing what I love doing.”
And as for his experience of top-flight football – gained during his time as a youngster with Birmingham City – the midfielder stressed his desire to return to the summit of the English game.
“I made my debut for Birmingham against Manchester United,” Jordon continued. “It wasn’t a great result on the day but a fantastic experience and I’ve wanted to be back in the Premier League ever since. We want to go up there and challenge – not just stay in the league, but compete.
“Everyone now wants to prove themselves so as to play in the Premier League next season. Places will be up for grabs and we’ll all be trying to leave an impression on the manager in these last two games and in training. Things aren’t as tense as they may have been because we have secured our goal, but we’re still focussed on finishing the season strongly.
“Everything here at Cardiff City is ready for the Premier League – just look at the pitch and how good it is! Next season is going to be really exciting for everyone involved.”