PATIENT BOGLE’S EARNED HIS BIG CHANCE
OMAR Bogle has had to bide his time at Cardiff, but Neil Warnock believes the former Grimsby striker has earned his shot with the Bluebirds.
Bogle arrived in the Welsh capital from Wigan in August but found himself behind Danny Ward and Kenneth Zohore in the pecking order.
However he got his first start of the league campaign against Ipswich on Tuesday, scoring a goal in the Bluebirds’ 3-1 victory.
And Warnock has been impressed by the work the 24-year-old has put in behind the scenes to force his way into contention.
He said: “He’s been busting a gut to play.
“He’s been doing extra sessions – because he has to.
When you’re not playing, you’ve got make sure that, when you’re given an opportunity, you’re ready.
“When I signed him, I did say to his agent that he’d have to be prepared to come as third choice and that, if he could do that, I’d take him.
“He’s got to fight his way into the team and show me what he can do.
“I can’t speak highly enough of how he and (Lee) Tomlin have trained.
“I was really pleased with them. For Omar to get a goal as well was great.”
While Bogle knew he would not get a chance immediately, he explained that the chance to work with Warnock was too good to turn down.
He added: “With the team doing well and with Zohore and Ward already being here, I knew I was going to have to come in and compete with everyone else.
“I think at my age it wasn’t about going somewhere for more money.
“It was about going somewhere where I can be under a manager that’s going to improve me and take me to the next level as a player.”
EFFORT: Omar Bogle