Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock moved to enhance his side’s attacking output in June with the signing of Rotherham striker Danny Ward, and the former QPR boss will hope his new man can fire the Bluebirds up the table next season.
Ward’s efforts at Rotherham were ultimately not enough to stave off the threat of relegation, and his 10 league strikes were ultimately in vain.
Ward enjoyed a solid spell last season, and the 26-year-old will hope to continue this good form in south Wales when the season kicks off again next month.
There are question marks circling the player however, and some may question whether the striker has the record to justify such a loft transfer fee.
Ward has never been prolific in his career, and in a four-year spell with Huddersfield, scored only 16 goals in 117 league appearances for the Terriers.
18 in 90 for Rotherham is a better return, and perhaps Neil Warnock has not acquired Ward for his prowess, but as a partner for Kenneth Zohore, who after an impressive first season in English football, looks likely to set the Championship alight next semester.
Ward and Zohore could form a decent partnership at the Cardiff City Stadium, and if Ward can repeat the ten goals he scored last year, many will consider him to be a success, especially if Zohore can improve on the total he amassed.
It’ll be an interesting year up front at Cardiff, and only time will tell whether or not Ward’s transfer to the former Premier League side will be a success.