Cardiff City’s new winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is already enjoying working with Neil Warnock 

One of Cardiff City’s newest wingers Nathaniel Mendez-Laing says Neil Warnock was a pivotal factor in getting him to the club.

The 25 year-old made his debut for the Bluebirds yesterday against Taffs Well having signed for the club on a free transfer from League One side Rochdale.

As always , new signings take time to settle in, but the Birmingham-born winger says he’s already enjoying life at the club and says everyone has been helpful in helping him adjust to life in the Welsh capital.

“I’m enjoying every minute of it. The boys have been very welcoming. It’s a great place to settle into, all the staff and coaches have helped me so I’m really enjoying it.”

“It is very early days but I think when I sat and had a chat with the manager when I first came here – of course obviously promotion is the aim. Top two or play-offs and I think with the squad that we’ve got, we’re more than capable of doing that.”

Fortunately his ambitions for a promotion have been matched by his manager Neil Warnock and Mendez-Laing has been vocal in his support for his new manager, alluding to the fact that Warnock knows the division well.

“There’s no manager that’s got more promotions out of the championship.

“I think if there is anybody that knows how to get out of this league then it’s the gaffer.”

The England U17 international and former Wolves winger revealed talks with Warnock before he joined was a vital factor in him coming to the club.


“Speaking to him as I joined, there’s just something about him that I’ll thrive under. He works well with players like myself.”

“It is a big squad, everybody is fighting for places. We’ve got a number of players in a number of positions. There’s no taking the foot off the gas, everyone is fighting for the shirt.”