Date:Saturday August 1 2009
Cardiff City's new recruit Anthony Gerrard has made a fine start to his Bluebirds career after impressing during pre-season following his £200k move from Walsall.
Gerrard is an experienced but youg defender and was captain with the Saddlers. His leadership and passion has shone through on the pitch as well as some commanding and assured defending. Addtionally, Gerrard looks comfortable in possession and an assured footballer, certainly his distribution from the back looks promising.
Gerrard and Mark Hudson have been brought in to replace the departed Roger Johnson and Darren Purse with Gerrard knowing the last defender we plucked from the lower league obscurity (Gyepes was already a Hungarian International) turned out to be a huge success.
Gerrard spoke to BBC Sport about his plans to break-into the first team and to play in the Premiership:
'Cardiff have got everything, the infrastructure is amazing, the new stadium, the new training facilities. So they're looking to make the step and hopefully I can make that with them.'
'You don't expect anything with the manager, to be fair, you just go out and train as well as you can and hopefully that you then get selected.'
'The only thing I have to prove is I can play at this standard, hopefully I can muscle my way into the side and stay there.'
Mark Hudson and Gabor Gyepes look the odds on favourites to start against Scunthorpe United next week. However, Gerrard has proved he is a promising player and has the passion and determination to break into our starting XI. Dave Jones has a good track record in signing defenders and we will all be hoping he's un-earthed another gem in Anthony Gerrard.
Join Vital Bluebirds
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Bluebirds.
Date:Saturday August 1 2009
Brayford Set For League Debut (Tuesday July 29 2014)
Jones Part Of Ole's Plans (Tuesday July 29 2014)
Jo Inge Berget Signs For Celtic (Monday July 28 2014)
Yeovil 1-4 Cardiff (Monday July 28 2014)
Defender Deal Unlikely (Sunday July 27 2014)
Cardiff Frustrated With Medel Move Progress? (Saturday July 26 2014)
Campbell Completes Palace Move (Friday July 25 2014)
£10m Medel Offer From Galatasaray (Wednesday July 23 2014)
Offical - Leicester & Palace Bids For Campbell (Wednesday July 23 2014)
Medel Inching Towards Cardiff Exit (Wednesday July 23 2014)
|10. Derby County||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|OFFICIAL: Odion Ighalo Signs
» Watford : 29/07/2014 19:36:00
|Veseli Joins Port Vale
» Ipswich : 29/07/2014 18:00:00
|Leeds and Milan cannot agree on Benedicic deal
» Leeds Utd : 29/07/2014 17:38:00
|Is Odion Ighalo A Watford Player?
» Watford : 29/07/2014 17:25:00
|Consortium release update on takeover
» Reading : 29/07/2014 17:25:00