Nelson | It was a really important win
BIRMINGHAM REACTION | NELSON
Following City’s dogged win at the CCS, Curtis Nelson shared his thoughts with Cardiff City TV!
The centre-back netted his first goal in a Bluebirds shirt on his first league start since joining in the summer, with Nelson putting in an inspired performance at the heart of City’s defence until he was substituted for Sol Bamba in the 85th minute.
Joe Ralls also netted a crucial hat-trick to lead Neil Warnock’s side to a crucial victory, with the midfielder converting from the spot on two occasions.
“It’s been a while since I’ve played a competitive game," Nelson explained. “I came on against Reading, but I’m really happy with how the game went today - winning 4-2. It was really important that we won after last weekend and the disappointment that it brought to the club and the fans. The boys are just really happy to get the three points today.
“The side showed a great amount of character today. The Gaffer made a few changes and contributed from the sidelines with a few things that helped us. We came here to get three points and in the end that’s what we did.”
City’s No.16 joked about the weather in the Welsh capital but was full of praise for the Bluebirds faithful who braved the conditions to back Neil Warnock’s side.
“It doesn’t stop raining here! Since the summer’s finished, it’s just rained the whole time – but fair play to the fans who came out in force today and supported us for the whole 90 minutes as well.”
Nelson concluded by talking about the challenge of coming into the heart of City’s defence.
“I’ve got to try and bring something to the team especially with the skipper (Sean Morrison) being out. He’s a massive physical presence and so I’ve tried and come into his place and bring something to the side.
“It’s never nice to step into the team when one of your teammates is injured, but you have to be ready for it and take your opportunities whenever they come.”