The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Luke Mur­ray

CARDIFF City defender Ben Turner has re­vealed that man­ager Malky Mackay in­spired them to be part of his­tory – rather than watch it pass them by – af­ter seal­ing pro­mo­tion to the Pre­mier League.

And while the Blue­birds still have Hull to play next week­end, they sealed the ti­tle as league win­ners for the first time in their his­tory with three games to spare.

But for for­mer Coven­try City player Turner, who made 29 ap­pear­ances this sea­son, the job is not done there, the for­mer Coven­try man says he is al­ready pre­par­ing for top flight football next year.

“It’s great to be part of what’s hap­pen­ing here,” he said.

“As the gaffer said pre­vi­ously, we had a chance this sea­son to be part of his­tory rather than just watch­ing it hap­pen and I think that’s in­spired us.

“We can sense from around the city and the football club that we were on the verge of do­ing some­thing very spe­cial, so it’s bril­liant to be a part of it.

“My aim is to kick on and be one of the play­ers the gaffer re­lies on next sea­son.

“Ev­ery­body will want to hit the ground run­ning and stake a claim to be in the team.

“Stan­dards will in­evitably go up in our team and in terms of our op­po­si­tion.”

IN­SPIRED: Ben Turner

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