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Cardiff star provides transfer message to manager

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Cardiff City defender Joe Bennett has called for manager Neil Harris to sign another left-back to create competition within the squad.

WalesOnline were reporting from Cardiff’s pre-match press conference ahead of a trip to Birmingham, where the left-back issued his message to the manager.

Bennett said: “Greg went out on loan, I’ve been the only left back really.

“It’s right that we get another left back in for competition for me really. It’s good for me and helps me raise my game so I don’t mind if the manager buys a left back.”

The 29-year-old has been the only senior left-back at The Cardiff City Stadium this season and he has made 27 appearances, with Greg Cunningham being loaned out to Blackburn Rovers before suffering an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury, ruling him out for the rest of the season.

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When Bennett sustained an eye injury a few weeks ago, he was forced to miss a couple of games, with right-back Jazz Richards filling in on the left side of the defence for the experienced Championship player.

The former Aston Villa star and Middlesbrough academy product has been at the club since 2016 when he signed from the Villians, and he has gone on to be a regular with the Bluebirds, playing 124 times and scoring four goals along the way.

While Harris has failed to bring any players in this January, he has let Armand Traore and Gary Madine depart the club.

The Verdict

Bennett issued a humble response to the question about potential new left-backs coming into the club, and he appreciates the added competition could push his game on to the next level.

The defender has had an excellent season for Cardiff as he has been a regular within the side, and he will continue to be their first-choice unless his form drops off and there is somebody ready and waiting to take his spot.


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