Ahead of Friday evening’s Severnside Derby, the Bluebirds’ skipper Sean Morrison spoke to the press and media to look ahead to the significant clash with the Robins.
Sean began by providing an update on Neil Warnock’s first week in the hot seat at Cardiff City Stadium, explaining the impact that the new boss has had on the City squad – and particularly on him as captain.
“It was a hectic week last week,” began Sean.” But we’ve got through to the other side and the place has lifted.
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“Everyone’s excited to be working on the training pitch and we’ve had a good few days building up to the game. I don’t think it could possibly be better with the Severnside Derby coming up on Friday!”
“[Warnock] spoke to me on Monday about the captaincy – how he thinks I’ll enjoy being captain underneath him, and how we can build a good relationship.
“I’m very honoured still to be captain. It’s a position that I’m still growing into and getting used to, but enjoying every step of the way.”
The last week has seen the Bluebirds recruit strongly, with the acquisitions of free agents Junior Hoilett, Sol Bamba, Marouane Chamakh and Kieran Richardson.
Sean explained that the new boys have settled into the City ranks well, and will provide good competition to the squad going forward.
“It’s always nice to see new faces in the building,” he continued. “Obviously with the new manager and new coaching staff, but also a few new boys coming in.
“They add strength and depth to the squad, which is massively important in the Championship. It’s always good to have players in numbers, and good quality players as well. The signings we’ve made are very good signings, and something we need.”
Sean finished by giving City fans a taster of what they can expect from Warnock’s team on Friday night, adding: “There’s a lot of passion in the building, I think you can see that with his teams.
“Everyone knows what kind of team the manager puts out, and he wants us to be passionate, to want to win more than the other team. He’s relayed that to us over the week.
“It’s a big one, and I’m sure the gaffer is relishing it like we are. We can’t wait to get out there and I’m sure you’ll see a very committed performance on Friday night.”