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Traoré: Warnock gets the best out of me

16 February 2018

Cardiff City’s deadline day loan recruit, Armand Traoré, was on pre-match press conference duties on Friday morning, ahead of the Bluebirds’ home match with Middlesbrough this Saturday.

Armand has pulled on the blue shirt on two occasions to date, assisting City’s first goal in a 4-1 win at Elland Road, before netting our opener in Tuesday evening’s victory over Bolton Wanderers.

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The left-back began by explaining how happy he is to have joined the Bluebirds and, in doing so, to get the opportunity to work under Neil Warnock again.

“I’m settling in really well," he said. "It’s a really good bunch of lads here so that wasn't difficult at all. This manager gets the best out of me. My first year at QPR was my best one in terms of playing.

"When a manager like Neil Warnock wants to work with you again, you know you could potentially play your best football again - it was really exciting.”

Armand went on to assess the Bluebirds’ strengths, underlining the height and attacking ability of the current City squad.

“The first thing that shocked me at training was the size of the team,” he continued. “It’s just a bunch of beasts really. When you look at the defenders, and even up front with guys like Ken Zohore, the team is really big.

“I was looking at the team before the Leeds game and I was like: 'Wow, you don’t want to come up against that!' Then you’ve got players who are capable of doing things like Mendez-Laing and Junior, so there is a good mix there.”

Watch Neil Warnock and Armand Traoré's pre-Middlesbrough press conferences in full on iFollow Cardiff City.

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