Cardiff City star Nathaniel Mendez-Laing wants to keep the side’s momentum going after an indifferent start to the Championship season so far.
The Bluebirds have picked up 21 points from their first 16 games and now have one game ahead of the international break, the small matter of rivals Bristol City coming to town for the Severnside derby on Sunday.
Neil Warnock’s men are currently 14th in the table and secured a morale-boosting win over Birmingham City last weekend in a 4-2 win at The Cardiff City Stadium, central midfielder Joe Ralls netting a hat-trick as the Bluebirds secured a comfortable game.
Looking ahead to derby day on Sunday, Cardiff’s No.19 said: “We’re really looking forward to getting out there again in front of the home crowds, especially off the back of that win last week.
“CCS is going to be packed and we know that the atmosphere will be great, so hopefully we can go out there and get the win.”
Mendez-Laing joined Cardiff in the summer of 2017 from Rochdale and has netted 11 goals in 72 appearances for Warnock’s men, the 27-year-old being a part of the side that achieved promotion from the Championship to the Premier League in 2018 before suffering immediate relegation the following season.
Can Cardiff build on their win against Birmingham City by beating Bristol City on Sunday?
The winger, who stands at 5’10”, has only appeared in nine games so far this season and is yet to find the target as he has found himself in-and-out of the Bluebirds team.
Cardiff being at home for the derby is a big plus for the Buebirds, meaning that they will have a stronger chance of keeping their momentum going this season.
Despite not being a regular so far this season, the experienced winger will want to be playing a part in proceedings on Sunday as he lives for the big moments and will want to do everything in his power to lay the chances on a plate for the Bluebirds.