Cardiff City right-back Jazz Richards has given his thoughts after he made his return from injury for the Bluebirds’ under-23 side on Monday afternoon.
Richards is yet to play a minute of football this season after recovering from an injury suffered in pre-season, with the latch competitive match he played being the 2-0 win against Manchester United on the final day of last season.
But he made his return to the pitch in a 0-0 draw with Charlton’s reserves, and took to Instagram afterwards to share his thoughts.
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Writing alongside a screenshot of the match report, Richards said: “Good to finally be back out there”.
The 28-year-old made the move to Cardiff back in the summer of 2016, signing from Fulham for an undisclosed fee having graduated through the youth system at the Bluebirds’ arch-rivals Swansea.
In the three years since, he has only managed to rack-up 44 appearancs as he struggled badly with injury, but will now be hoping that he can push on under the Neil Harris regime.
Cardiff welcome Stoke City tonight with Harris looking to pick-up his first three points at his new club, although it remains unlikely that we will see anything of Richards in this one.
This is undoubtedly great news for the club.
Richards has never really established himself with Cardiff, but given their slow start to the season, they will keen to have as much competition available to them as possible.
Richards will offer a different option down the right-hand side of the defence and Harris will be hoping it will get the best out of both the returnee and Lee Peltier.