Welsh international James Collins has reunited with Mick McCarthy at Cardiff City in the English Championship. James Collins made his debut for the Republic of Ireland under McCarthy and he’s delighted to be reunited with his former boss in the colours of the Bluebirds.
In his first interview as a Cardiff City player, James Collins told Cardiff City TV that he can’t wait to get started with the Bluebirds. The attacker said that he was eager to come and play for McCarthy since he learnt of his interest in signing him for Cardiff City and that he was the man responsible for his Ireland debut. The player further said that he loves working under McCarthy and that the former Sunderland and Wolves manager was a big factor in his decision to leave Luton Town for Cardiff City in his native Wales.
On his part, McCarthy also expressed his delight to Cardiff City on the signing of James Collins as he praised his qualities which he listed as hard work, durability and goal-scoring ability. McCarthy pointed out that the player has scored goals from the lower leagues to the Championship and that he’s expected to be away with the Republic of Ireland on international duty this summer.
McCarthy can’t wait to start working with James Collins again as he talked about the player featuring and scoring for the Republic of Ireland while he was manager. He also talked about his impressive appearance record. The striker has over 500 appearances at age 30.
James Collins has joined a Cardiff City that would be targeting promotion to the Premier League after the excellent run of form took them to eighth place in the Championship this season. Cardiff City missed out on the playoffs as a result of their form before McCarthy became their manager.