Ryan Wintle

Wintle post-WBA | We have to follow it up


Ryan Wintle spoke to the press after City’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday evening.

“There’s still a few heads disappointed that we didn’t win, with the situation we’re in.” Ryan began. “But if we go to Rotherham and get a win there, then it looks like a good point tonight, so we have to follow it up now there.

“In the first half we let them keep strolling with the ball, and you could feel the tension with the first half. But in the second half, we all started to press and I think it worked; I felt like we were on top in the second half.”

Wintle assisted Sory Kaba for the Bluebirds’ equaliser, and the midfielder was full of praise for the striker.

“We always joke that him and Kion [Etete] are spits of each other, but Kaba seems to head a lot more in for me, and I hope it continues!

“He’s a great bloke. He’s come into the changing room, he’s settled in really well and he’s come from a different country as well. If he’s happy and scoring goals, then so are we.”

Ryan Wintle

Our number 6 has played a key role in midfield this term, and has worn the captain's armband on several occasions when skipper Joe Ralls has not been in action.

He said: “I’m buzzing to have the role. It’s a big responsibility for a massive club and I’m thankful to the gaffer, who’s come in and persisted with me in that role. I just want to repay him and get us out of the position we’re currently in.”

Next up for the Bluebirds is a trip to face Rotherham United, and Ryan concluded by emphasising the importance of getting three points at the New York Stadium.

“For me, it’s a six pointer. I’m sure they’ll be thinking the same and we’ve got to go there and show we are a good team. We’ve drawn with West Brom who are fighting to get into the Play-Offs, so hopefully they’ll be fearful of us, and we can get the win.

“We’ve got a two week break after that, so if we don’t go there and win, then there’s a long way to go until the next game, which is the derby. All eyes are going to be on the Rotherham game and we need to make sure that we win it.”

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