While his Club colleagues are battling for promotion to the Premier League Cardiff City youngster Jonathan Meades faces a different type of challenge over 700 miles away.
The young full-back who signed professional terms with the Bluebirds over the summer is in the thick of a Norwegian Second Division relegation dogfight with FK Moss who he joined on loan in August.
Moss need maximum points from their remaining two games. The first on Sunday sees them face Bodo-Glimt away before they play Follo at home on Sunday 7th November.
Meades who has scored one goal in eight appearances, is enjoying his time in Norway and that despite being sent-off on his debut for two bookable offences.
“I felt that was a strict interpretation of the laws,” said Meades. “I was booked for my first tackle in the match and was later cautioned when I picked up the ball at a free-kick as I tried to get back into position.”
“I was disappointed with that, but I am enjoying playing regular first-team football. Games are played at a slower pace in Norway and it’s not as physical as in Britain, but technically the teams are excellent.”
“Everybody has made me welcome.”
With Meades currently not in contention for a first-team spot back in Cardiff, Manager Dave Jones was keen to send him out on loan.
“Some Football League Clubs won’t take a gamble on a young player, but they should look at our record of producing quality players through the youth Academy.”
“We will keep an eye on him by having somebody at matches in which he plays or studying videos. Jon is a long way from our first team right now and needs to develop his game,” said Jones.