Cardiff City defender Mark Hudson has paid homage to the impact made by the returning Craig Bellamy in their promotion-winning season in the Championship, says Yahoo
33-year-old Bellamy returned to the Cardiff City Stadium from the Premier League for a second spell with his home-town club after playing for them in the Championship during the 2010/11 season.
“Craig has been fantastic, he is a great leader,” Hudson said. “I’ve said before when he was here the first time, his professionalism is what people look up to.
“The younger players look up to him and even the older players like myself do because he has achieved so much in his career.”
The Welsh international veteran has had a somewhat nomadic career, representing eight clubs including two separate spells at both Liverpool and Manchester City among over 400 professional appearances. Bellamy can now add a Championship title to his honours list along with his League Cup and Community Shield winners medals, and a Scottish League title with Celtic. And Hudson outlines how much securing promotion in Cardiff’s title-winning season means to Bellamy.
“He will tell you himself it (playing a part in Cardiff’s promotion to the Premier League) is something he didn’t think would happen but he has done it with his boyhood club and he was nearly in tears.”
Cardiff will receive the Championship title trophy in front of their home fans next Saturday a the end of their match with Bolton before finishing their successful season at the KC Stadium against Hull.
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