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Long wait made Harris's debut extra special

30 Nov 2018
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After his first Premier League appearance Cardiff City winger is keen to make many more for the Welsh side

For Kadeem Harris, his Premier League debut had been a long time coming.

The winger has been at Cardiff City since January 2012, but when the Bluebirds were last in the Premier League, in 2013/14, as a 20-year-old he was on loan at Brentford, then in League One.

But after making his PL bow as a substitute against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium this season, Harris is determined to prolong the experience with Neil Warnock’s senior team.

"Last time we went up I went on loan so I’ve never experienced this," said Harris after receiving his Premier League Debut Ball this month along with five other team-mates. 

"To finally be part of a team that’s in the Premier League, it’s special. Hopefully I can go on now and get more appearances and help this team stay up.

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'I've learned a lot'

"When you’re playing games you learn more than training or anything you’re doing, so I’ve learned a lot.

"Hopefully I can bring that into the team I’m in now and push on. All the fans believe this is where the team should be, and so do we."

Harris’s second PL appearance brought his first goal in the competition, in the 4-2 home win over Fulham soon after coming off the bench.

It was a close-range finish, but it became the 25-year-old's most treasured strike.

'Another dream come true'

"Before it came to me I just had a feeling that it was going to drop there, so I made the run and got the goal,” he said. "So many feelings were going through me at the time.

"I’ve definitely scored better goals, but that was by far my best goal, for me. It was our first win and we needed it.

"It was another dream come true and probably the best feeling I’ve had in football so far. Hopefully I can get a few more now."

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