Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock provides update on January transfers

warnock still in the hunt for a stricker

by Jordan A Jones
CARDIFF City manager Neil Warnock says that he is still active in the January transfer market.

The Bluebirds have so far made two signings this month, with Marko Grujić and Yanic Wildschut both arriving on loan for the rest of the season.

Neil Warnock, however, has identified a striker as the final position he would like to strengthen as he looks to continue Cardiff’s charge for promotion.

“I’d like to sign a striker and we are making progress with that. We’re looking at four or five but I’d like to sign one before the end of the window.”

Before the January transfer window, Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman said that Warnock would be backed to make new signings.

The 69-year-old manager has since confirmed that the board has provided him with the funds to add to his squad.

“We’ve always been able to spend on a striker, they gave me the go-ahead to spend on a midfielder and a striker,” said Warnock.

Speaking ahead of Cardiff’s fixture with Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow evening, Warnock also confirmed that the club was in the market for Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw, who joined the Whites from Middlesbrough in a deal worth £4.5m.

“That was for a midfield player. He’s gone to Leeds now.”

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Cardiff are on the lookout for a striker after it was revealed that Danny Ward could miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

One player who has made the most of Cardiff’s recent injury troubles is Republic of Ireland international Anthony Pilkington, who has netted twice in his last two matches.

The 29-year-old found first-team opportunities hard to come by this season and Neil Warnock praised Pilkington for how he has conducted himself.

“He could have thrown his bat out but he’s got his head down and trained very hard. He’s been an absolute credit.”

Pilkington was linked with a possible move away from the club, with Bolton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers reportedly interested in the frontman.

“There’s no rush because nobody will come in, he’s on a lucrative contract, so no club is coming in. I’ve been offered peanuts but I’d rather keep him,” said Warnock.

There are just twelve days left of the January transfer window if Cardiff are to do any more business, in terms of both in-comings and outgoings.

(FEATURED IMAGE: Anthony Pilkington Credit: Jon Candy)

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