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NEIL WARNOCK CONSIDERING DAVID DAVIS

Neil Warnock, the manager of Cardiff City, has been weighing up his options and may consider a move for David Davis, Birmingham midfielder when the transfer window opens this month.


The midfielder would be entering the final six months of his contract with Birmingham very soon and Cardiff would not mind making a move for him.

However, it seems Cardiff are not the only ones interested in the 25 year old midfielder. Nottingham Forest has also showed their interest in the player who scored three goals in his 23 Championship appearance this season.

For Nottingham, their discussions with Birmingham over the player seems to be at an impasse at the moment and they are duly tracking the situation.

At Birmingham, Davis is a key player and it is likely he would not be let off so easily by the team. He has also been able to make a good impression on Gianfranco Zola since the new manager took over from Gary Rowett.

With that, Davis has been restored to central midfield by Zola, who has also privately given his backing for the long term future of the 25 year old midfielder at the club, to be sorted out this month. (more…)

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SWANSEA SEARCH FOR ASHLEY WILLIAMS’ REPLACEMENT

Swansea City are still in search for a capable replacement for Ashley Williams since allowing the transfer of the Wales international to Everton.


The summer window is set to close on Wednesday, yet the spot is yet to be filled. Swansea coach Francesco Guidolin is willing to add a centre back, with prospects likely to be from the Serie A. After the loss to new entrants Hull City, the need to fill the position would be more imminent.

Udinese defender Thomas Heurtaux has been linked to be the replacement but his fractured jaw could have affected the transfer process. Back up goalkeeper, Kristoffer Nordfeldt has signed a new four year deal with the club.

In the other division, Cardiff City are trying to force out Federico Macheda, Kagisho Dikgacoi and Adam Le Fondre before the window closes. The players have been told they are free to leave the club by the management of the Bluebirds.

Cardiff are willing to add a wing-back after the departure of Fabio this summer. The club was been linked to Red Devils Tyler Blackett who is a centre back, but can play as a left back. There was also Leicester City’s Richie De Laet on their radar. However, they lost out on both as De Laet joined Aston Villa and Blackett moved to Reading. Coach Paul Trollope discussed it, saying: “With Fabio gone, I’ll admit looking for a full back or wing back, with a bit of versatility to cover positions. Fabs was ideal because he could play right and left, so we will be looking.”
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Russell Slade feels there is space for Improvement for Club

Cardiff manager Russell Slade has admitted that the club needs to improve its consistency if they are to start moving up the table. After managing two victories on the bounce – albeit in different competitions, the team slipped to a 3-2 defeat against Norwich.

Slade has especially identified that the team has to improve a lot when it comes to defending. Norwich may be going through a good run of form at the moment, but Slade feels that most of the three goals could have been prevented. Indeed, Cardiff have one of the poorest defensive records in the division after conceding 38 goals in just 26 league matches.

In terms of scoring goals, they have not been spectacular but it has been enough to do the job. Slade has once again stressed that he has had to work with a limited budget since coming to the club. (more…)

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Cardiff City 4 Consecutive Victories

From the month of October until November, Cardiff City played a total of 4 League Two home matches with all of them ending in victories for the team of Russell Slade but their latest home game was played against Rotherham in a match that concluded with a goal-less draw and supporters of the home team were disgusted by the result and the performances that the players of Cardiff City displayed.

The goal-less draw match between Cardiff City and Rotherham was played on December which finished off with supporters of the home side booing their team.

Ben Turner is a defender of Cardiff City and he stated that it’s up to the players to try and lift the spirits of the squad and their fans as the club is going through a number of problems outside of the pitch.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked not too long ago due to a string of negative results, Vincent Tan is going through a series of problems with the former coach of Cardiff City, Malky Mackay and there are other issues that are going on which seems to have affected the supporters of the Championship League club who are starting to boo at their own players.

The 26 year old English defender of Cardiff City Ben Turner believes that it’s in the responsibility of him and his teammates to start lifting the hope of their supporters.

“We were booed, but it’s difficult because how the fans are feeling is more than just about the 11 blokes they are watching.For me it has to be about what is happening on the pitch and the more support we get the better it is. Hopefully we will be cheered off next time. It’s up to us to get the crowd going, but it’s a different atmosphere to how it was when we were promoted last time’’ Cardiff City’s Ben Turner said.

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