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City in Focus | A breakthrough campaign for Mikayla Cook

It’s been a season of huge progress for City’s Mikayla Cook. 

Deployed as a wing-back, she has excelled with consistent performances and has popped up with some important goals. 

Mikayla has played a huge part in securing the Adran Premier title, which will be lifted on Sunday, as the Bluebirds welcome Wrexham to Cardiff City Stadium.

“Personally, I think it’s been a really good season for me,” the wing-back began. “I’ve really found my feet in the team and have been playing some of my best football of my career. 

“This year definitely feels like a breakthrough season for me. I think I’ve really proven myself with my performances so far and hope to continue to do so for the big games that we have left.”

Mikayla Cook in action for Cardiff City Women

A real highlight of Mikayla’s game this season has been her energy on the left and willingness to beat opposition full-backs. 

She continued: “My confidence is definitely is at an all-time high when I step onto the pitch. With how well I have played so far this season, it really pushes me when I’m on the field to play at my best.

“I haven’t always had a lot confidence in myself when playing, but since joining Cardiff City, I’m finding that each season I play, my confidence levels are growing more and more.”

Mikayla Cook

City have some huge fixtures coming up, with Wrexham coming to CCS on Sunday, before the Adran Trophy and Bute Energy Welsh Cup Finals against Swansea City and Wrexham respectively. 

Mikayla is no stranger to performing in the big games, notably finding the net in the Bute Energy Welsh Cup Semi-Final against Swansea City.

“I really enjoy and strive off the bigger occasions,” she added. “The excitement of playing in the bigger games really gives me confidence and pushes me. I think that’s shown as some of my best performances this season have been in the biggest games.

“I’m extremely grateful that a lot of faith has been put in me to perform well this season. Having the backing of the coaches really helps and I think I am proving myself with each game I play.”