Cardiff City loanee Gavin Whyte has admitted to the Hull Daily Mail that he hasn’t given his long term future with the Bluebirds a lot of thought since moving to Hull on a temporary basis.
The Northern Irishman was back on top form at the weekend as he bagged a brace in the win over Bristol Rovers at the KCOM Stadium as the Tigers rose to the top of the league standings in the third division.
A former Oxford United winger, Whyte’s season has been disrupted by injury since he arrived in East Yorkshire but he has recently perked up with the goals taking his tally for the campaign to three in League One.
When asked if he had considered a permanent move to his loan club, the 25-year-old stated the following:
“To be fair, I haven’t really thought about it permanently.
“I want to continue doing what I’m doing now and concentrate on the football side of things, to be honest.
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“It’s a really good place up here, I’ve had my missus down and she loves it.
“I haven’t really thought too far ahead I just want to concentrate on the now.”
Whyte has made 37 appearances for the Bluebirds since joining the club back in the summer of 2019 and currently has a contract with the Welsh club until 2023.
I think any talk of Whyte departing Cardiff permanently is a bit far fetched considering they have only just appointed a new manager in the shape of Mick McCarthy.
You would like to think that the new man at the helm would be keen to run the rule over the winger next summer upon his return to Wales before deciding whether to dispense of him or not.
I still fell he has a lot to offer in a blue shirt and at the age of 25 still has his prime years ahead of him as a professional, a factor which could appeal to McCarthy going forwards.
For now he should get his head down at Hull and attempt to play his best football, as it will only stand him in good stead when his loan spell finishes.