Jordon Mutch has spoken of his ‘shock’ at the sudden transfer from Birmingham City to Cardiff City.
The midfielder joined the Welsh club last week in a £3 million deal after a whirlwind couple of days.
“It was a shock, it came out of the blue,” Mutch admitted. “It all happened very quickly. I didn’t ask to leave but Cardiff came in and agreed a fee, and then it was my side of it.
“That was sorted, I had a medical and it was done. That’s all I can say on it, really, it happened in a couple of days.”
Mutch admitted that he had been preparing for next season at Blues with the intention of making up for May’s Championship play-off heartache. Instead he will now be trying to help the other losing semi-finalists achieve promotion.
“At the end of a season any player goes away in the summer and reflects on what they can do better the next season.
“When I came back last year I was really, really flying. I had a good pre-season and in the first few games I felt strong, really fit and sharp.
“After my injury, which was a freak accident (Mutch broke his ankle in training before the Europa League play-off in August), I came back but was still having some niggles and problems with it. I wasn’t moving the same, but with three pins in there, it was going to take while to get back to normal. So that was a bit disappointing for me.
“But I was thinking about next season and then, as was shown with the manager leaving, anything can happen in football.
“Change is like that, isn’t it, it happens so quickly. Cardiff came in and the people behind them are putting money into the club, they are very ambitious to get into the Premier League and that’s where I want to play. And the manager (Malky Mackay) knows me.”