Cardiff City headlines as Morrison reveals Liverpool FA Cup draw dressing room ceremony and transfer stance on defenders surfaced

Here are your Cardiff City headlines for Sunday, January 9.

Cardiff’s Liverpool Draw Ceremony

Steve Morrison revealed that Cardiff City’s dressing room celebrated more vociferously for Liverpool’s FA Cup draw after Mark Harris beat the winner at home against Preston North End.

The Bluebirds booked their place in the fourth round when Harris scored an extra-time winner to defeat Preston at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

A fourth-round draw followed soon after, with Morrison’s men booking a meeting with Premier League giants Liverpool over the weekend of 5 and 6 February. You can watch all the matches of the fourth round here ,

It would be fair to say that Morrison and his players were excited about the draw.

“You don’t get better than this,” Cardiff boss said of Liverpool tie.

“We saw it all together in the dressing room. We knew we were seven years old and we had already seen it before the ball got rolling. We had a nice little celebration and that makes all the hard work worthwhile.

“It’s a great draw. It’s going to be a great opportunity and we look forward to it.”

He continued: “I don’t know financially in and out. It was a strange atmosphere because there was no one there. Let’s just hope that the powers that be will help us at some point. We didn’t know how to celebrate the goal. You win a game and you just stand there.

“There were better celebrations than when we took Liverpool out of the cap. I’m sure there will be a draw (financial help).”

Citi holds Harley Dean talks

Cardiff City have held talks with Birmingham City defender Harley Dean, but it is understood a deal could not be reached this month due to the club’s identification of priorities elsewhere.

This week, our colleagues Birmingham Live said that the Bluebirds were interested in the 30-year-old, while west london sport Claimed that QPR is also keeping an eye on the player.

And WellsOnline has been told that there were indeed talks between Cardiff and Dean on a possible move, but Steve Morrison has confirmed the Welsh club is only looking at loan deals this month.

There are still 18 months left for the Dean’s contract to run at St Andrews and, as such, a transfer fee will be ordered for any transfer.

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bluebirds panzo stance

Club sources have insisted Cardiff City are not in talks to sign former Chelsea defender and England youth international Jonathan Panjo.

Sources close to the player told WellsOnline that the Bluebirds were indeed interested in signing a deal for the 21-year-old centre-back this month.

However, club sources have since insisted that Cardiff are not in the race to sign the defender.

Panzo has 18 months left to run on his contract at Dijon, where former Bluebirds favorite Bruno Aquel Manga now plays, but given his age, he is likely to receive a hefty transfer fee.

Cardiff is also eyeing left-back and forward sectors and on a tight budget, that kind of transfer is not possible at the time.

Panzo, who came through the youth ranks at Chelsea, is currently with Dijon in France and had previously enjoyed short spells at Monaco and Cercle Brugge.

Read more: All the latest Welsh football transfer news from WalesOnline

Bournemouth eyes Kiefer

Bournemouth are reportedly eyeing Cardiff City striker Keefer Moore.

The Cherries, who are Championship League leaders, are eyeing a quick return to the Premier League after relegation last year.

Scott Parker, the man in charge on the South Coast, wants competition for Dominic Solanki at Vitality Stadium.

Despite being the third top scorer in the Bournemouth division, Moore is seen as the man to bolster his attack.

Moore was the subject of intense transfer interest last summer, with top-flight outfit Wolves keen on the 29-year-old, but the two sides differed in terms of valuation of the Wales international.

The Sun Report Moore is worth around the £10 million mark this season despite his stammer. If that fee was reduced, Bournemouth would be interested, the publication says.

You can read the full story here

Connolly impressed on debut

Cardiff youngster James Connolly garnered praise after making his senior debut for Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

Connolly was announced as Rovers’ latest January signing, just an hour before kick-off against championship outfit Peterborough in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Connolly slipped straight into the starting XI in the gas and, to move a team two divisions above him, made no sense.

They made a valiant effort, but eventually lost 2–1 at London Road.

However, Connolly came up with some praise with the title Our Sister in the Bank bristollive Giving him an impressive 8/10 in his player rating.

He wrote: “The baptism of fire [for Connolly] against Electric Szmodics and Siriki Dembele, but the 20-year-old stood tall on his senior debut. There were some early panic moments as he lost track of the runners, but he made up on the ball and put up a spectacular last-ditch challenge to deny Szmodiks a decisive goal. ,

Chanka Zimba also made his debut for Northampton Town on Saturday. He looked bright and had two golden chances, but missed both during the Cobblers’ 1-0 loss by Crawley Town.

Northampton Town new signing Chanka Zimbas

Northampton Chronicle and Echo wrote of Zimba, with his rating of 6.5: “Should have made at least one but very encouraging cameo off the bench from the new guy. Great movement to hit the bar with his first touch and then when everything went well.” Another chance came, only to be denied a terrible save.”

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