Troy Perrett in action for Cardiff City U18

City in Focus | Troy Perrett eager for further progress

Ahead of this afternoon's U21 fixture against Colchester United, we caught up with Tuesday's match winner Troy Perrett. 

At just the age of 17, the young Bluebird is enjoying an impressive season at different age groups, making an impression for both the U18s and U21s.

"It has been a really positive season," Troy began "I have been a regular with the U18s, which took me a while to adapt to, but now I am used to it and I can really push forward. 

"I got a call up for the Wales U19s squad for the Euros, which was really good. Now, recently I have been involved with the U21s, so there's been a lot of progress for me."

Troy Perrett in action for Cardiff City U21

The City Academy coaching staff have been pushing Troy and his teammates' development, resulting in him making appearances for the U21 side.

Troy continued: "The coaches are believing in me and I'm grateful for that. I just want to keep working hard, keep listening to them and see where it takes me. 

"They give me feedback and push me really well and I know what they are talking about, which is good. I think moving forward, I want to keep improving myself, because all I want to do is get better and carry on like I have been.

"I've been in the Academy for 10-11 years now, so it has been really good to get to where I am. Looking back on all those years and seeing that the work has paid off, hopefully I can keep moving forward."

Troy Perrett in action for Cardiff City U21

Troy netted an impressive goal for the U21s in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over Charlton Athletic at Cardiff International Sports Campus.

"It was really nice to make an impact, especially coming off the bench," he added. "To score was even better. I just wanted to help the team win and get three points, which is a really good achievement for me.

"For the rest of the season, I want to keep working hard, hopefully play more and more with the U21s. In my career, I just want to see how high I can go and how far I can push myself."