Cardiff City’s Liam Feeney has told Inside Wales Sport that he is delighted to be playing for them after going through a stressful transfer deadline day to join their team.
The Bluebirds have shocked many people this season as most expected them to be consigned to mid-table mediocrity but they have instead been challenging for promotion and are currently 2nd place in the Sky Bet Championship. However they weren’t going to take being in that position for granted and they looked to strengthen their squad in the last few hours of the transfer window. This led to them completing a deal to sign Feeney on loan from Sky Bet League One side Blackburn Rovers.
This is a deal that Cardiff head coach Neil Warnock has been trying to complete for a while and Feeney himself admitted it was stressful wondering if it would go through or not. And now that he is a Cardiff player for the season, he can’t wait to get stuck in and be part of a Warnock team.
He said: “It’s been coming for a little while now I suppose.”
“The interest shown in January was there to see and this window has been a bit different with it going right until the end, but I’m really happy.”
“It was a bit too late for me to make the journey down so I had to do the paperwork up north, but it’s a stressful day, it’s exciting for other people but not if you’re involved.”
“It’s been in the pipeline a couple of times before, but I’m pleased he’s (Warnock) brought me in to work with him now and I’m looking forward to it.”
“He always seems to get the best out of his players and before the first couple of games he has filled me full of confidence. It’s nice to get confidence but you have to take that on the field and repay it.
“His encouragement and man management is really good and I’ve only been here a few weeks, but his whole love of football and the way he likes his wide men – forward players to attack – I like that.”