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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 09:51 GMT
Hectic schedule delights Gunter
Chris Gunter
Gunter has gone undefeated through four games in eight days
Cardiff and Wales defender Chris Gunter is delighted to get his season back on track after four games in nine days.

The full-back, 18, had been struggling for a place at Ninian Park before impressing in Wales' draws with the Republic of Ireland and Germany.

He then returned to the Bluebirds side for Saturday's vital win over Ipswich and Monday's 0-0 draw at Leicester.

"It's been unbelievable, I didn't expect to play for Wales then to get back for Cardiff was superb," he said.

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"I've played more in the last nine days than in a while, but I've enjoyed it - putting in good performances and staying unbeaten helps that.

"I feel that I've done quite well and the clean sheets for Cardiff have made a huge difference.

"We've made ourselves hard to beat, and picking up those points are vital when you look at where we are in the league table.

The Celtic Cup is great for the fans. The travelling distances are short and they'll enjoy the games - we all will

Chris Gunter

"There's something for us to build on now, to kick-start our season."

Gunter also welcomed the news that the Celtic Cup will start the season after next, seeing Wales pitted against Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

"We played the Republic last week and such games are more intense, there's more pride in it," Gunter told BBC Sport Wales.

"It's also great for the fans. The travelling distances are short and they'll enjoy the games - we all will."

The competition was also welcomed by Gunter's Cardiff team-mate, Northern Ireland international defender Tony Capaldi.

"It sounds excellent, far better than meaningless friendlies against countries nobody has heard of," Capaldi told BBC Sport Wales.

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Cardiff 1-0 Ipswich
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