After falling short of the play-offs yet again last year, Cardiff City were consigned to another year of Championship football.
Russell Slade has since departed the club and in came Paul Trollope. The financial fair play embargo has now been lifted. We can expect comings and goings from the club this summer.
The Premier League one season wonders are looking to rectify that title by returning to the top flight. In order to achieve this, they will have to rely on star players such as Bruno Ecuele Manga, Anthony Pilkington and David Marshall. Resisting offers and retaining the services of these players would be extremely beneficial to the Bluebirds’ promotion hopes.
But behind these Cardiff stars are a dedicated core of reliable players who will provide the under-appreciated driving force behind a promotion push next season. These lesser recognised players are actually more helpful to the team than initially they may seem.
Here are the THREE most under-appreciated Cardiff City players…