Ikpeazu post-Barnsley | The best is yet to come

City's No.10 Uche Ikpeazu spoke to the press following the one-nil victory over Barnsley on Wednesday evening.

Ikpeazu came off the bench just after the hour mark to replace injured fellow loanee Alfie Doughty in a brave attacking substitute by City boss Steve Morison. He was paid back for this decision within 10 minutes as Uche broke in behind to score the only goal of the match on his Bluebirds bow.

"It was amazing, scoring on my debut and winning the game," Uche began. "It couldn't have been a better day.

"For me, it was probably more instinctive than anything. You're taught from a young age to hit it across goal and that's what I did.

"I saw Jordan score on his debut and it's always an amazing feeling, so I thought, 'why not do it myself?'

"I'm just focussed on helping the team do well."

Uche Ikpeazu celebrates his first City goal...

Uche has only been a City player for a short time, signing his agreement on Monday evening, before travelling with the team and scoring his first goal less than 48 hours later.

He continued: "When I had the option of joining I wanted to do it. There has always been something about the Club I always liked.

"Cardiff City are an amazing Club and I love the stadium. I spoke to Sol Bamba and Lee Peltier, and they said that Cardiff City are one of the best Clubs they've ever played for.

"I want to help this team climb up the table. Cardiff City are one of the best teams in the Championship and should be higher up the division."

Uche Ikpeazu celebrates his first City goal...

The new City striker closed with an overall analysis of tonight's performance, paying tribute to the work put in by his teammates throughout the battle at Oakwell.

Uche concluded: "Overall, it was a great team performance. We stayed in the game in the first half and found a way to win.

"We're going to need more team performances like this if we're going to kick on. There is still work to do. We've got a lot of talented players. I know the best is yet to come."