Malky Mackay Insists Peter Whittingham Will Be Key For Cardiff City

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Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay has insisted that midfielder Peter Whittingham still have a major part to play as the club prepare to embark on their first Premier League adventure, according to Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old has been an instrumental member of the squad since joining from Aston Villa in 2007 and has made nearly 300 appearances for the Welsh side, scoring 74 goals.

However, he found himself out of the squad towards the back end of last season, prompting speculation over his future despite him staying true to the Bluebirds when bigger sides were linked with his signature. But Malky Mackay has insisted that the former England under-21 international still has a major part to play.

“We will not be listening to anyone about Peter Whittingham. He is totally part of my squad. He is very much part of my plans for the Premier League now,” Mackay said.

“He is a fantastic player and a tremendous young man to have at the club. He’s someone who is involved in everything we do and a player who has a very big part to play for us.

“He’s signed three contracts for me and he’s under contract right now and that is the way things are going to stay.

“He’s going to be playing in the Premier League with Cardiff. He is going to get his chance and he thoroughly deserves it after everything he has done for Cardiff City.”

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