Tom Sang has signed a new deal at Cardiff City after impressing in the second half of the club’s Championship campaign.
The 21-year old spent the first part of the season on loan at League Two promotion chasers Cheltenham Town, but since returning in January he’s made seven appearances for the Welsh side.
Sang started his career with Bolton Wanderers before signing for Manchester United in 2015, and then joining Cardiff in 2019 after a successful trial period.
Having to be patient for his opportunity under Mick McCarthy, he has featured at right wing-back following a few injuries to defenders at the club and taken the chance with both hands.
“I’m absolutely buzzing that I’m here for the next two years, and hopefully even more,” said Sang.
“You’ve got to want it and I want to get better every single day. I’m just delighted that I’ve got a future here to build on.
“As soon as I came back from loan, I knew what my job was and I knew where I was going to be playing if the chance came.
“I joined in the summer of 2019 and within six months was training with the first team.
“It’s been a really tough but enjoyable journey and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I want to thank the Gaffer for the opportunity and the trust in me.”
Sang has impressed during his short spell in the first team, particularly in the Bluebirds’ 1-0 win over Swansea City in the South Wales derby last month.
Since getting his break in the first team, he has not looked back. The utility man has been one of the beacons of light during a tricky period for McCarthy’s side of late.
He has taken the right-back spot away from Perry Ng, which is no mean feat, and has offered a great attacking threat in the blue shirt, while looking solid at the other end of the pitch too.
“When I came here, I just saw something in him,” said boss McCarthy.
“He’s a really good guy, a good character, a hard worker, a good footballer and a positive guy on the pitch.”