UK time is: 00:55:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Matthews Praise For Cardiff City Team-mates

Cardiff City have turned to a promising young player to fill the gap left by Capaldi's suspension and injuries to Kennedy and McNaughton. Adam Matthews is a highly regarding young academy product and has stepped up manfully to impress with his composed and energetic displays at right-back.

Cardiff City have a good history af turning out high quality young players from the academy. The likes of Ledley, Gunter, Jerome, Ramsey and Blake have broken through of late and Adam Matthews is next of the production line - with many tipping him to eclipse the others.

For a 17 year old to step up so easily to Championship football is extremely impressive. He has looked calm, collected and shown tremendous quality and aptitude. Matthews himself is enjoying it and has thanked his team-mates for their support and guidance He singled out fellow Welsh youngster Joe Ledley for special thanks. Adam told the CCFC Official website:


'Joe has helped me a lot, talking to me on and off the pitch. But all the boys in the dressing room have been great. I was nervous to start with, but they've all been great with me me if I've made a mistake.'

'Neal Ardley and Geraint Twose at the Academy have also been a fantastic help.'



It has undoubtedly been easier for Matthews to emerge in a team doing well and brimming with confidence. He was the man called on by Dave Jones instead of the more experienced Blake or Comminges. It has been clear to see the likes of Hudson, Gerrard and Ledley giving constant advice and encouragement to Matthews - though he himself has displayed a willingness to work hard and get forward too.

Matthews will surely be given a break when McNaughton returns but he has shown himself capable of playing at this level and has a great deal of potential. Dave Jones has nurtured previous young talent and won't place too strong demands on the 17 year old. Nevertheless, Cardiff City fans will be looking forward to seeing Matthews in action throughout the season.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 28 2009

Time: 3:15PM

Your Comments

great start by the young lad lets hope he keeps it up!!
smakerzthebluebird
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear (Thursday April 24 2014)

Could Six Points Be Enough? (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Five More Points Targeted By Ole (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 1 Stoke 1 (Sunday April 20 2014)

Ole - Soft Penalty Galvanised Us (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Stoke (Saturday April 19 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke (Friday April 18 2014)

Palacegate Saga Continues (Thursday April 17 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 1 Stoke
Southampton 0 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 3 Crystal Palace
WBA 3 - 3 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 6 Liverpool
Everton 2 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30
19. Fulham 35 9 3 23 -42 30
20. Sunderland 34 7 8 19 -24 29

Breaking League News

Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00
Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00
Pulis Now Looking To The Future
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:51:00
We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear
Cardiff : 24/04/2014 20:26:00
Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 72%
Theophile-Catherine 0%
Fabio 0%
Medel 0%
Caulker 0%
Cala 0%
Kim 0%
Mutch 0%
Campbell 0%
Whittingham 0%
Daehli 14%
Sub - Zaha 0%
Sub - Jones 14%
Sub - John 0%