Cardiff City midfielder Rubin Colwill has been getting better every week, driving the club’s attacks forward despite disappointing results in the past few weeks.
The Wales international has been a bright spark in recent times, showing guts and bravado in the face of poor performances and bad results that have seen the Bluebirds plummet down the table.
Now sitting at 12th in the Championship, it looks like a big overhaul in January will be needed if Erol Bulut’s side want to even sniff a chance at the play-offs this season.
Colwill has been known to grab the game by the scruff of the neck, inspiring the team to carry on despite being only 20-years-old. Some have called him future-captain material, but the young Welshman only wants to focus on improving his game.
Speaking with Wales Online following the midweek loss to Birmingham, Rubin Colwill talked about his form improving as the weeks go by, and looks to improve even more as he gains more experience in a Cardiff Shirt.
“My focus has been to incrementally improve as the weeks go by. Just do what I can and that’s all I can really control, hopefully you can see that when I’m playing,” Colwill said.
“Everyone has stuff to improve and it’s nice to hear sometimes, that people can identify things to change to get into teams and you can work on it.
“We have spoken about it, me and the gaffer, and in a game like Birmingham, we needed someone to just grab the game and I was trying my best to do that. I didn’t manage to do it in the end, but it’s all part of me playing more and learning more. I’m sure it will come with experience.”
Cardiff City have been lacking on of their biggest names in midfield for some weeks.
Wales legend Aaron Ramsey returned the club for the first time in 12-years this summer, joining the Bluebirds on a free transfer from Nice.
Aaron Ramsey has scored three times this season so far, including a penalty against Swansea in the South Wales Derby and a thunderbolt against Leicester City that is one of the goals of the season so far.
Sadly, Ramsey has been out with a series of injuries and illnesses since September. His return to the pitch will likely happen in the New Year, and Rubin Colwill for one cannot wait to get his Wales teammate back in the Bluebirds colours.
“Anyone would miss Rambo!” Colwill said. “It’s good to have him around and he just drives everyone on. But not having him on the pitch is a really big miss. He is our best player and he is the best player in the league. So he is a big miss.
“Him coming back in will be massive, like a new signing, a new lease of life for us all. A bit more tempo and a bit more quality for us.”