Boothroyd looking forward to Bluebirds cup clash

Last updated : 15 June 2012 By Michael Morris

Aidy Boothroyd is excited by the visit of League Cup finalists Cardiff City for the first competitive fixture of the season. The Capital One Cup kicks off in the midweek before the League season starts on August 18th.

"It is an exciting game to start the season with. I think because the first round is before the league season begins it is a very good opportunity to test ourselves against a very good side," said Boothroyd.

"It is very important to us and we want to try and get through to the next round. We want to have a run in the cup this year and for a club like ours a good run in the cup is really important.

"Cardiff had a superb run in this competition last season, so they will know all about the excitement and opportunity that the competition can bring."