Cardiff City Captain Highlights Derby Games

Sunday, 22 June 2008, 8:57
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Wales on Sunday asked the captains of both South Wales clubs to highlight their five key games ahead of the new season with Purse picking out the two derby games within his handful.

The games take place at the Liberty Stadium on November 30 – live on Sky with the return currently scheduled for April 4 although that is likely to change when the police have had their say – and quite possibly the TV cameras again.

It will be the first derby league games for ten seasons – Swansea won the last encounter at the Vetch 2-1 which was followed by a goalless draw at Ninian Park.

Speaking to Wales on Sunday, Purse said “There’s going to be big interest in these games and I’ve got the feeling Cardiff supporters have been waiting for the chance for a derby for a long time with all the bragging rights at stake.

“Like I said, there’s been a long time since the last games between the clubs so the atmosphere should be brilliant but although the winners will get the bragging rights in Wales, I think the bigger picture has to be more important and that means promotion.”

Purse also highlighted home games against Southampton, Birmingham and Bristol City in his key five.

You can see Garry Monk's views on the key five by clicking here

Images courtesy of Getty Images, Athena Picture Agency and Swansea City Football Club.
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