City star gives his backing to #CEFDAY14
Jordon Mutchscored his seventh goal of the season at WBA last Saturday, adding another showcase strike to his impressive 2013/14 Barclays Premier League show-reel.
Cardiff City Community & Education Foundation. – Cardiff City’s inaugural Foundation Day, to be held this Saturday (5th April), in support of the Club’s registered charity, #CEFDAY14The City midfielder was speaking on Tuesday ahead of
And on behalf of his team-mates, Jordon stressed the importance of the role that they, themselves, would play.
“As a squad, we wanted to give back to the people that support us,” he said. “This is why we’ve each decided to donate a day’s wages to the Foundation ahead of Foundation Day on Saturday.
“Our communities support us on a daily basis, so I’m really happy to donate and get involved as are the rest of the lads. I hope everybody is able to donate what they can so that the Foundation can offer even more than it already does.”
The former England U21 international gave City a foothold in the game at the Hawthorns, scoring with a speculative left-foot effort that brought the score back to 2-1 – a goal he was unwilling to mark down as luck rather than judgement when he commented: “I had a couple of options there – obviously Fraizer was making a run, but I also had my eye on the goal.
“A goal’s a goal regardless. It went in the top corner so obviously I’m delighted, but the most important thing was that we got something from the game. We can take that point in to our game with Crystal Palace on Saturday now.
“It was great to still pick up that point in those circumstances, even though we would have preferred the three, especially considering how we played when we got the first 15 minutes out of the way. I thought we deserved more than a point really.
“Mats has done really well and I was pleased for him when he scored. He’s only 18, but he’s done excellently for us and is so mature on the pitch. He came on at half-time at West Brom and I thought he brought a change to the team. He created problems for them and as a team we really dominated. He looks a great player.”
With six Barclays Premier League games remaining and City just three points behind 17th placed WBA, Jordon went on to say how the huge belief in the Bluebirds ranks could prove critical come May 11th.
“The squad that we have here are really close together,” he said. “We stick together and work hard on and off the training pitch so that we can go out and get the results on the Saturday.
"Coming back from West Brom’s third goal just showed what kind of spirit we’ve got. To still get something from the game shows great battling qualitiy and we’ll be looking to pick up points by showing that spirit every week for the rest of the season.
“We have to look to get three points from every game. I think from 20th spot to 16th or 15th everyone will be looking to do that; it isn’t necessarily going to happen for a lot of teams though.
“I think if we can pick up points in the next three games, we’ll give ourselves a chance and put pressure on the teams around us. We’re not concerned about other teams and how they play at all. I know the other teams have got some hard games coming up, but there’s a lot to play for still.
Donations can be made in advance of Foundation Day by texting CCFC14 followed by £5 or £10 to 70070. Media partners are asked to publicise this detail, in addition to the twitter handle #cefday14
“Anyone at the bottom could still get out of it, while some of the teams that think they’re safe might be dragged back into it. It’s going to be exciting, but as a team we’re looking forward to Saturday and we’re going to try and get the three points.”