As we prepare for Cardiff City’s first game of the 2017/18 season, we caught up with a man who has particularly fond memories of last term’s home clash with the Brewers…
Rhys Healey spoke exclusively to cardiffcityfc.co.uk this Friday, giving us a chance to check in on the forward’s progress as he continues to fight back from injury.
“It’s going really well,” Rhys began. “It’s tough, but it’s going better than expected and I’m actually a bit ahead of schedule. I obviously don’t want to rush things, but it’s very good.”
The twenty-two year old certainly hasn’t been isolated at the training ground, remaining in close contact with the main group, as he works to return to full fitness alongside City new boys Lee Camp and Callum Paterson.
“It’s helped me massively with Callum coming in and Campy, because Campy’s a bit older and brings a bit of experience to help me and Cal through.
“With them coming in, it’s pushed me on and obviously I’ve pushed them on too to keep working hard and get back on the pitch.”
Of course, Rhys’ finest moment to date in the City shirt came last season, as he opened his scoring account for the club with an injury-time winner against Burton Albion.
Rhys went on to reflect on that memorable strike, adding: “It was obviously my first goal for Cardiff and I still remember it like it was yesterday. I’m just gutted I’m not fit enough to contend for tomorrow’s game.
“It was a fight just to get my celebration in, with Sol and Matt there with me! It was good - one to remember - and I just can’t wait to get back now!”