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Cardiff City star Callum O’Dowda’s disappointment at Steve Morison sacking

20 Sep 2022 2 minute read
Callum O’Dowda (Credit: Cardiff City)

By Damian Spellman, PA

Cardiff City winger Callum O’Dowda O’Dowda has expressed his disappointment about the sacking of Cardiff City boss Steve Morison after the 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield on the weekend.

Speaking at the Republic of Ireland camp ahead of their Nations League games, he said: “I’m disappointed. I felt we as players owed a lot to Steve Morison. He was the one that did it for me, he was the one that got it over the line.

“I need to be careful what I say, but I’m quite disappointed with it all. But I guess, that’s football.”

The Cardiff midfielder, who has started the season well for the Bluebirds despite some disappointing results, only just missed out on a place in the Republic of Ireland squad which went to Euro 2016 as a 21-year-old, but established himself as a regular in the years that followed.

However, now 27, he has not represented his country since a 1-0 Nations League defeat in Wales in November 2020 with a succession of injuries proving a frustrating obstacle to his progression.

As he prepared for what he hopes will be his comeback against Scotland on Saturday, O’Dowda said: “I don’t want to be one of those guys when I retire and people say, ‘Injuries tarnished his career’ or ‘He didn’t fulfil his potential because of injuries’.

“Touch wood, this is the season I can kick on and truly just get back to being at my best playing regular football.”

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