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Cyrus Christie | People here told me about the derby double before they told me their names

26th March 2022
First team

Cyrus Christie has revealed how people were telling him about a potential south Wales derby double before they'd even introduced themselves when he walked through the door at Swansea City.

The Swans have the chance to complete home and away victories in the same league campaign after their dominant 3-0 win at the Stadium earlier this season. 

And when defender Christie came to put pen to paper on his loan move to south Wales, he was quickly aware of the opportunity to make history.

Having played in his fair share of derbies, Christie he knows all about the importance these matches have for everyone.

“We all know how big the Cardiff game is – no one needs to talk about that,” he said.

“It’s the first time anyone could do the double so it’s a big game and we know how much it means to everyone.

“I think [the derby double] is one of the first things someone mentioned to me.

"I think it was Kev the maintenance man and one of the ground staff. They mentioned it before they’d even introduced themselves, so I know how big it is.

“At any club you’re at, when it’s a rival team everyone wants the bragging rights, and we’ll go into that game full of confidence.

“I’ve been at a few clubs now where the derby games are massive, and no one likes to be on the losing side of it.”