Cardiff City are said to still be in the market for a centre back this month despite the appointment of Mick McCarthy as the club’s new manager, with Wales Online reporting that the incoming boss is set to assess his squad before making any signings.
The Bluebirds had previously been in the market for a new defender, with their previous boss Neil Harris having made a move for Bournemouth’s Jack Simpson, with a bid being accepted before Glasgow Rangers nipped in front of them in the race for the player recently.
It now appears that the priority of bringing in a player in that position has not changed despite the fact that both Aden Flint and Sean Morrison are both close to having fully recovered from their respective injuries.
However it has also been noted in the same report that the club are comfortable with the situation as it stands, with the Championship side having several options for that area of the backline at their disposal as McCarthy prepares to assess his squad before making any moves.
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There has also been talk that Ciaron Brown could be recalled as a last resort, although it appears unlikely as the player would be used as a fourth choice option if he did indeed return from Livingston.
It would be wise for McCarthy to bring in another defender to strengthen his options however as mentioned earlier in the article, the club are said to be relaxed about the situation.
The respective returns of Flint and Morrison will come as big boosts to the club, who have been hit hard with injuries over the past few months.
Closing the mammoth gap on the play-off places will be the manager’s immediate priority, with the Bluebirds currently a world away from how they performed last term.
Improving at both ends of the field is paramount and for that reason it would be fair to assume that the club will be busy in the final few days iof the window.