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RUSSELL: WE'RE MAKING PROGRESS

23 August 2015


The Bluebirds continued their strong start to the 2015/16 season with a commanding 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. Kenwyne Jones opened the scoring for City before Sammy Ameobi sealed the result with his first for the club.

Shortly after the final whistle, Cardiff City manager Russell Slade gave his thoughts to the assembled press and media.

“I think it was pretty even in the first period and we managed to draw first blood,” Russell said. “It’s always important to get the first goal. 

“It was a good piece of work by Fabio, delivering the perfect cross for Kenwyne which also committed the goalkeeper. He got a little something on it and it went in for us.

“Second half we were very good, I thought we controlled large parts of the game, created chances, got the second goal and probably could have had a third. We kept a clean sheet and that was important for us today.

“We did our jobs well, not just from a corner or a free kick but from the second phase we dealt with the opposition really well.”

Newcastle loanee Sammy Ameobi came off the substitute’s bench in this match, making a real impact with unrivalled pace and trickery. This fine showing was capped with the Bluebirds second goal and Russell insisted there is more to come from the 23-year old, adding: “You got a little clip there of what he’s all about and he can make that impact. He’s got great feet, good ability and that was a fantastic goal. I think this will really spur him on.

“It was the perfect game for him, they were trying to push up and keep a high line. We told him to stay high and get down the sides of them and he caused them problems.”

Russell finished his press conference by adding further praise to young midfielder Joe Ralls, who has been an ever-present so far in Cardiff City’s league campaign.

“He’s a very clever player, he gets on the ball in central areas and is very creative. I think he can provide assists and score goals from that position.

“It is important to get your first win, we’ve been fairly satisfied with what we’ve produced. In open play, teams are causing us less problems than perhaps they were last year. We’re playing how I want us to play.

“We’re in a good place, I see us making progress and we’ll see where that takes us.”

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