Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has praised new signing Isaac Vassell after his 96th minute goal won Cardiff City all three points in a 2-1 victory over Luton Town on Saturday afternoon.

Cardiff City picked up their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Luton Town on Saturday, with goals from Aden Flint and Isaac Vassell either side Matt Pearson’s 86th minute header enough to take away all three points away from the game.

Isaac Vassell – who joined Cardiff City from fellow Championship side Birmingham City on transfer deadline day – bagged the winner in the 96th minute, just five minutes after replacing Robert Glatzel.

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And, his impact earned praise from Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock. Warnock spoke after the game (quotes via FourFourTwo), saying that Vassell a lot to learn and prove, but is confident that he has “something” in him.

“It’s not just a goalscorer goal, he ran 50 yards to close someone down and it just spread to the crowd and the other players.

“I watched him on a cold windy night at Truro when I was out of work for a few weeks and he did everything right that night.

“He played up front and on the right and in the hole and he ran and ran and ran. I just feel there is something in him. He’s had a bad injury but he has a lot to learn and a lot to prove.

“I thought we showed a lot of character, we had five players making debut and had nervous characters before game. But I thought we really grew into it.

“We needed a goal to dampen Luton’s enthusiasm and we had enough chance to make it comfortable. They took their chance in the second-half and made it difficult for us, but credit to us we didn’t sulk. Junior came on and delivered a great ball and it was nice to see Isaac come on and finish.”


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