Cardiff’s unfulfilled potential excites captain Craig Bellamy

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Cardiff City captain Craig Bellamy is convinced his side has what it takes to make it to the Premier League – despite their recent dip in form.

The Bluebirds have slipped to 7/2 to win the Championship after winning just one of their last six games in the league. Bellamy himself has also failed to hit the heights expected of him following his shock summer move from Manchester City.

Despite their slump in form, the Welsh side are only four points behind leaders Queens Park Rangers and Bellamy is determined to catch Neil Warnock’s men and bring Premier League football to south Wales.

Speaking to the official Cardiff City website, he said: “At the moment we’re not playing at the level that we’re capable of though and there’s loads more we can improve on. That’s what excites me about this team this season, there’s a lot more to come from us.

“Personally I know I need to get better and I can guarantee everyone that I will do that. As a team we need to improve and again, I can assure everyone we’ll do that.

“Let’s remember, we’re second from top, not second from bottom! We’re all very impatient for success this year as we’ve waited so long for it. We’re nearly there now and we’ve got a great chance this season to see it through.

“We’re Cardiff City Football Club and expectations are very high down here. We’re aiming to provide this Club with top-flight football and I’m sure we’re capable of achieving that.”

Cardiff’s next game is a trip to second from bottom Middlesbrough. Despite their difference in league position it’s very tight in the betting between the sides, with Cardiff at 7/5 and Boro at 6/4.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.