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Neil Harris states what ‘pleases him’ about new Cardiff signing

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Cardiff City manager Neil Harris has praised new signing Dion Sanderson after the young right-back made his debut against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.

Speaking to Cardiff City TV, Harris said: “I thought that he was excellent. Yes, he got things wrong, of course he did but he got so much right as well and we’re really pleased for him.

“He’s a great character, a great lad. His intensity to train every day is superb.

“Dion’s really calm, composed, good on the ball, got into some really dangerous areas, linked up well with Junior (Hoilett). Defensively wise, he’s got good athleticism and got good size, aggressive as well.

“It was a good debut, I’ve talked really highly of him there and I don’t want him to get carried away. He’s a very level headed guy and he knows that he needs to keep improving all the time. He’s obviously fighting for a right-back position with Jazz (Richards) if Jazz has fully recovered.”

The 20-year-old joined on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers during the last few hours of the January window following the move of Lee Peltier to West Bromwich Albion.

The youngster had been an unused substitute when Wigan visited The Cardiff City Stadium a couple of weeks ago before he was handed his first chance at starting a Football League game.

He was calm and composed when on the ball as his pace and energy terrified the visitors and his ability on the ball allowed the Bluebirds to play the ball out of danger.

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Sanderson made his Wolves debut earlier on in the campaign when he started in the 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup.

The right-back wasn’t the only addition during January as left-back Brad Smith signed on loan from AFC Bournemouth while winger Albert Adomah signed on loan from Championship club Nottingham Forest.

Cardiff host Brentford tomorrow as they look to keep their play-off hopes alive with three points.

The Verdict

Sanderson is still a young kid who is learning his trade and the odd mistake or two could be the slight occurrence in his game over the next few weeks as he continues to adjust.

He appears enthusiastic to learn and is at a good club with some senior players who will help him along the way between now and the end of the season.

Sanderson will definitely be better off for his Cardiff experience.


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