David Turnbull speaks to the press

Turnbull pre-Preston North End | We need to build momentum

David Turnbull speaks to the press
David Turnbull spoke to the press ahead of the Bluebirds' Sky Bet Championship clash against Preston North End on Saturday afternoon. 

The January recruit began by reflecting on his move to the Welsh capital. 

"It's been good so far, the first week is done with now. I met all the lads, trained with them and made an appearance at the weekend, so it's all been going well. The lads have been good in settling me in, so I'm looking forward to more. 

"It was the right time for me to move. I had a great three-and-a-half years at Celtic and loved every minute of it, but the last six months to a year haven't gone the way I've wanted it to.

"To come to a team like Cardiff City, it's a great move for me and it's just about trying to replicate some things that I've done before, put my own style into the team and play a lot of games, hopefully."

David Turnbull makes his Cardiff City debut

The midfielder made his City debut last weekend at Vicarage Road, coming on against Watford as a second half substitute. 

Turnbull contributed to the Bluebirds' 12th win of the campaign, withstanding late pressure to claim a 1-0 win.

"It was tough going in the last 20 minutes," David continued: "The boys had done brilliantly. We had the ball on a few occasions, but they pushed us back and it was all about defending. We did that as a team and got the result. 

"I think you saw at the weekend, the character of the boys. That was the thing I noticed. It was a good game and we were always in it. We took the lead, but the last 20 minutes, the way the boys defended and got the result, you saw how happy everyone was at the end to do that. I think we've got plenty of togetherness."

David Turnbull speaks to Mark McGuinness

This Saturday's game against Preston North End will mark the first home fixture since the arrival of five new recruits in the last week of the January window.

Turnbull, as well as fellow arrivals Nat Phillips, Famara Diédhiou, Josh Wilson-Esbrand and Ethan Horvath, could make their home debuts.

David concluded: "I'm really looking forward to it. I've heard all about it. I've seen the stadium and the pitch. I can't wait to get out there and hopefully, we get a good result, go out there and play good football as well.

"We need to build momentum. There's a lot of fixtures coming up, a lot of midweek games as well. I've played in that kind of schedule before and if you start off with a good result, it just keeps coming. The boys get a buzz about the place and the wins just keep coming, so hopefully, that's what we can do."

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