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Bamba expecting Bluebirds to survive

6th March 2019, 16:48 by Craig Smithson

Sol Bamba firmly believes that Cardiff will avoid relegation despite the big blow of losing him to injury for the rest of the season.

It was confirmed on Tuesday that the 34-year-old Ivory Coast international central defender suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in the first half of Cardiff’s 2-0 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Bamba has featured in 28 of the Bluebirds' Premier League games, scoring four goals, and has helped the side keep seven clean sheets.

The news he will be sidelined until next season is hugely frustrating for the player and boss Neil Warnock, as the side occupy the final relegation place, two points adrift of Southampton with nine games remaining.

While Bamba acknowledges his injury could hamper the team, he remains confident the squad can secure enough survival points.

He said on Twitter: "Of course it is a big blow for me at the moment but we have to think about the club first and focus on our goal to achieve, that is staying up.

"It has always been my dream to play in the Premier League and this season have been lucky enough to do so. Unfortunately my season has come to an end quicker than expected but I remain confident: you guys know me for a long time now, I will work hard and always stay positive during my rehab and will be the very first supporter of the team until I am joining them again in the Premier League next season.

"The team and the gaffer have my full support and will be there behind them for the final nine games. See you guys at the stadium very soon hopefully."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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