Here are your Cardiff City headlines for Wednesday, January 12.
White’s association with Robbery in Newport
Former Cardiff City youth player James Waite has been given another chance in the English Football League.
The forward was released in the summer by Cardiff City and signed for Pennybont, the Cymru Premier outfit.
The 22-year-old White has scored seven goals for Pennybont this season, continuing his excellent goal-scoring form in recent years after prolific loan spells with Weston-super-Mare.
And Newport County boss James Robbery, who coached Waite at Cardiff, has acted swiftly to make Young his latest signing at Rodney Parade.
Upon signing, relegation manager Robbery said: “I have known James since he was 13 years old when I worked with him for eight years at Cardiff. He is a local player who knows how to play for our club. What does that mean. He will add value and excitement to our attacking areas of the pitch.”
White joined the League Two club on an 18-month deal.
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Leeds starlet undergoing medical
Leeds United right back Cody Drameh is undergoing medical treatment ahead of his official unveiling as a Cardiff City player.
The Bluebirds have managed to get the 20-year-old on a loan deal by the end of the season, giving Perry Ng competition in that right-back berth.
Competition is also expected to increase on the other side, with Ryan Giles returning to Wolves at the start of the month.
Ng and Drameh could each potentially cover that position, with Joel Bagan being the second option for Steve Morrison.
Drameh is expected to be announced as the Cardiff player within the next 24 hours.
Young Bluebirds Begin Purse Era With Necklaces
A young Cardiff City Under-23 started the Darren Perse era with a 2-0 home loss to Ipswich Town on Tuesday.
The Bluebirds fielded a vastly inexperienced side, full of under-18 players, and were eventually knocked down by the Tractor Boys.
This was the side’s first game of new Under-23 boss Purse after being appointed as Steve Morrison’s successor.
Purse’s side still sit comfortably in the Professional Development League 2 South table, eight points ahead of Severnside rivals Bristol City.
With goals from Ipswich’s Cameron Humphries and Bailey Clements, it was Cardiff’s second defeat in their 13 matches so far this season.
Cardiff City 0-2 Ipswich Town
Cardiff City: Ratcliffe, Jones, T. Davis, Denham, Buckeye, Rippon, D’Almeida, King (Colville 71′), Kroll, Patton, Bowen (Jefferies 46′). Subscription not used: Coomer, Luthra, Keniford.
ipswich town : Bort, Andoh, Stewart, Armin (Smith 89′), Clements, Humphries, Alexander, Ward, Morris, Sizziba (Curtis 71′), Yangi (Hughes 53′). Subs not used: Ridd, Agbaje.
Gabs worried about move to Newcastle
The Premier League transfer merry-go-round seemed to be in action on Wednesday night.
It was reported that Burnley striker Chris Wood is on his way to Newcastle United in a money spinning deal that could be worth up to £25 million.
As always with these things, cash sparks a line of deals. We saw that summer with Jack Grealish, Danny Ings and Adam Armstrong, including Manchester City, Aston Villa, Southampton and Blackburn.
While it’s certainly a small deal, the waves will be felt far and wide.
Burnley will have to fill their striker void in the absence of Chris Wood, a powerful, focal-point striker central to the Clarets’ way of playing.
This has led many Cardiff supporters to think that his own Kiefer Moor appears to be the ideal person to take his place at Turf Moor. Indeed, even Bluebirds legend Danny Gabidon voiced his concern.
“Chris Wood leaving Burnley has worried me,” Gabidon wrote on Twitter with a blue circle emoji.
When asked by a supporter if he was concerned about Newcastle, Gabidon replied: “Not for Cardiff.”
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