Date: 19th January 2016 at 5:09pm
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Matt Connolly has, to all intent and purpose, pledged the remainder of his career to Cardiff after signing a contract extension to take him through until the summer of 2019.

As he’s 28 now, despite having some time left in him, should he see through this contract the best years of what are left of his career would be at the Cardiff City Stadium.

When Connolly, signed from QPR in 2012, left the Bluebirds for a loan with Watford last season for what was described as ‘a business decision’ it seemed his future was away from the club but he returned in the summer and has been a regular under Russell Slade this season.

Having signed this contract CEO Ken Choo told the Official Website.

‘Securing the services of Matt on a long-term deal was of huge importance to us this season. His performances on the field have been of an exceptional standard, whilst his character is second to none. We want players at Cardiff City, like Matt, who show their commitment to the cause by the way they handle themselves on and off the field. Despite last week being particularly testing, I think the win at Wolves on Saturday – and seeing Matt put pen to paper until 2019 – highlights that we are uniting as a Football Club and pressing forward so as to achieve our goals.’

Connolly himself said he was ‘really pleased’ to have signed a new deal with him confident a return to the Premier League, which he had been a key figure in getting Cardiff too in the first place, can be secured.

He added.

‘I’m really pleased to have signed a new deal with the Club and am confident that we can push on again. All of us, as players, believe that we have the ability to get back to the Premier League and that was definitely part of my thinking in signing this new deal. I’ve enjoyed promotions in recent years and that’s what my focus is again in 2016.’

With nearly 100-matches under his belt for Cardiff, he needs five more for this, he finished by saying the fans need to ‘get behind’ the team to ‘realise our ambitions together.’

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