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‘Certainly up for debate’ – Cardiff fan pundit reacts to reported January transfer target

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Football League World’s Cardiff City fan pundit Rhys Davies has provided his verdict on Exeter City winger Randell Williams, who has reportedly drawn the Bluebirds’ attention.

According to TEAMtalk, Cardiff are one of a number of Championship sides pursuing the 22-year-old, with Nottingham Forest, QPR and Huddersfield Town also interested.

Williams joined Exeter in the summer after seeing his contract expire at Premier League club Watford and has made an instant impact, adding two assists and helping the Grecians climb to the top of League Two.

Davies suggested that given the makeup of Cardiff’s current squad, he was unsure if signing the 22-year-old was the right move for either party.

He explained: “There is no denying that Randell Williams has had a positive impact for Exeter this season, but whether he is the player Cardiff need is certainly up for debate. 

“Perhaps a move to QPR or Forest would suit Williams more, as Cardiff already have a handful of wingers to choose from. 

“Junior Hoilett and Josh Murphy are both good wide-men at Championship standard, while Nathaniel Mendez-Lang is also a valuable player to Warnock given his blistering pace.

“The Bluebirds have also recently signed another winger from Oxford in Gavin Whyte, so do they really need another one?”

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Davies indicated that there were other areas in the squad that needed more attention in the January transfer window.

He said: “Cardiff’s problem this season so far has been a lack of creativity. Neil Warnock’s men are not scoring much and a lot is being made of their route one style of play.

“In fairness to Warnock, he did bring in Marlon Pack from Bristol City to try and add some creativity in midfield, but the ex-Robin was taken off injured against Reading and hasn’t featured since. 

“Warnock will also be concerned with some of the goals his side have conceded this season.

“They clearly have missed Sol Bamba, who is due to return in October, but Warnock may be tempted to get another defender in if more injuries occur to Cardiff’s backline. 

“In my opinion, the Bluebirds don’t really need another winger. They already have plenty to choose from and if they are to dip into the January transfer window, I think a lot of Cardiff fans would prefer to strengthen in other areas of the team.”

Cardiff’s return to the Championship has not gone to plan so far, as the freshly-relegated side have won just three times in their opening eight games and are currently 13th in the table.


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