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Winger looking to build on a promising start to City life

After making his League début against Fulham on Saturday, new signing Sammy Ameobi enjoyed his first competitive start in front of the Bluebirds fans in the 1-0 Capital One Cup victory over AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday.

After the match, Sammy spoke to the media and press about his performance, and what he hopes to bring to the side here at Cardiff City Stadium.
“I really enjoyed it,” said the forward. “It was a tough game and they were a very competitive side. I think we had a bit of a slow start, but in the second half we pushed on and took control of the game, it was a good start for my season.

“A big part of my game is my pace, but I can always get quicker, always get stronger. Last season at Newcastle I worked a lot on my body to get stronger, and I want do it even more. We’ve got great staff and I have a good regime going – hopefully we’ll see some results soon.”

Ameobi, who made twenty-five appearances for Newcastle United last season, also spoke about the move away from his boyhood club and the reasons he chose to spend a season in the Welsh capital.

“I just wanted to play football, wherever that may be,” he admitted. “When the opportunity arose for me to come out on loan, I snatched at it. I want to play football, I love the game and it’s not nice to be sat on the bench for most games.

“Newcastle’s obviously my home town, I’ve got love for Newcastle of course, but this is a moment in my career I feel I’ve needed to do. I needed to get out and kind of grow up.

“Obviously being the local kid on the block, I wanted to come and put my stamp on a new Club. Newcastle are monitoring all of my games too – keeping a tight tab on me. Steve McClaren has been in touch and he wants me to make a massive impact with goals and assists.

“I came down and saw the beautiful city and the great facilities here. It’s a Premier League Club really, and it’s where they’re heading – back in that direction. Obviously the big thing for me is joining a club which has ambition, Cardiff’s ambition is to get to the Premier League, and that’s what I’m here to help do, so hopefully I can help that dream.”