By Annis Abraham


Rickie Lambert tells of his frustration of missing out on most of this seasons campaign with Cardiff City.


Lambert had been injury prone with his two previous clubs WBA and Liverpool and had spent the last couple of years watching from the terraces,he was hoping Cardiff City would be a new start for him and was relishing the challenge.

The Cardiff City Striker who is costing Cardiff City approx £25,000 a week in wages and has only managed 7 goals in his last three years of football including the 3 goals he has scored for Cardiff City this season.

Ricky Lambert was signed by Paul Trollope from West Brom on transfer deadline day last summer on a two year contract.

Lambert travelled to Derby County last night on the team coach,but missed out on the action after being unable to shrug off a back problem he has been struggling with since he signed for Cardiff City.

Rickie Lambert today spoke of his heartache and frustrations having missed out on Cardiff City’s superb 4-3 away win over Derby County last night.

The last time Lambert started for Cardiff City was when City were beaten 2-1 by Fulham at the Cardiff City Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup on January 8 2017.
Lambert who is 34-year-old said “it’s been tough to watch on from the sidelines,I should be fit to return for the Bluebirds’ clash with Rotherham at the Cardiff City Stadium this Saturday.”

“I’ve had a few problems this season and I’ve found it a little bit frustrating,” Lambert said on Talk Sport.

“I’ve had a few niggles and my back’s playing up at the minute. I travelled to Derby and was hoping I could be on the bench and that I’d be able to play a part but it wasn’t to be.”

“But I managed to travel and I enjoyed it. I’m hoping to be ok for Saturday.”

Lambert also said “Neil Warnock has been the real driving force behind the club’s turnaround in fortunes.”

“We’ve always had good players so we were disappointed being lower down the table,” added the striker.

“We always knew that we were better than the position showed so it was only a matter of time. Since Neil’s come in, he’s completely galvanised the players and the whole stadium.”

“There’s a buzz about the place now, we’re not completely safe from relegation but we’re starting to look up and seeing who we can catch.”
Lambert just wants to be part of the new set up and get out there and play.