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PROSPECT TOM HAILS CUP PROGRESS

6 October 2015



Cardiff City Player HD spoke to young Bluebird Thomas James after Cardiff City's U21 Development side beat Bristol City 2-1 after extra time on Monday afternoon.


The result saw Kevin Nicholson’s men progress past the Robins in the Premier League Cup thanks to a 120th minute winner, as James sent in a superb cross for his central defensive partner Ashley Baker to head home.

“It wasn’t actually our best performance from the boys,” admitted the nineteen year-old defender after the final whistle. “We know that, but we all showed the character to dig in. We really didn’t want it to go to penalties - so we’re really happy.

“It is a bit of a local derby so it’s always nice to get a few good tackles in. Seeing as we don’t play Swansea at the moment, Bristol City are our closest rivals so it definitely felt like a big match.

“It was very satisfying to win it late on and play a part in the winner. I was thinking of going for goal but I think the boys would have killed me if I didn’t score – so I had to lay it off for Ash!”

You can watch all the goals and reaction from Thomas James and DVP manager Kevin Nicholson in full now on Cardiff City Player HD


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