on Monday evening following the completion of his move from Sunderland.cardiffcityfc.co.uk spoke exclusively to Fraizer CampbellNew Cardiff City signing
“I’m delighted that this move has come off,” said the England striker. “I’ve not played much football this season so to get a fresh start at such an ambitious Club as Cardiff is great for me. I can't wait to get back doing what I love here.
“When you switch clubs, it’s important to know that you’re going to a place that really wants you. I’ve not had a chance to get on Twitter or anything at the moment, but I’ve had a few phone calls and I’ve been told that the reaction has been good. That really a means a lot.”
And a familiar face to fans of British football played a small part in Fraizer’s move south – his fellow Sunderland and England international, Adam Johnson.
“Adam was at Watford on loan in 2007 and he knows the manager from his time there,” Fraizer continued. “I asked Adam about the move and he told me what a good man the Manager was. Hearing those sorts of things makes moving to a new Club even easier and having spoken to the manager I knew that this was the right move for me.”
With experience in addition to quality essential, Fraizer’s previous successes in the Championship could prove key this spring.
The striker continued:“Last time I was in the Championship we got promoted with Hull. That was brilliant and it’s something I now want to do with Cardiff. The lads here have done fantastically well already this season and I’m coming in now to hopefully add to what they’ve achieved so far.
“I know a few of the Cardiff boys already from time spent with them in various England squads. Joe Lewis and Andrew Taylor are a couple for example, but there’s a good number of other lads who I know in passing. So that’s obviously a good thing and hopefully it means it won’t be like the first day in school again when I meet the squad for the first time later this week at the training camp!
“The aim for us all is to get to the Premier League; when you get there, everyone is watching. I’d love to represent my country further and by performing week in week out in that division is how you do that. It’s not on my agenda right now in all honesty though as we’ve got a lot of work left to do this season if we are to achieve our ambition of promotion in May.
“I’m looking forward to the Leeds fixture - that's next on my agenda. Hopefully I’ll get to know the Club and the lads a little bit better in the next week or so and then put my hand up to be involved at the start of February.”