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Neil Warnock aiming to bolster Cardiff’s PL squad with talented Championship star

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Preston North End player Greg Cunningham could be Cardiff’s first summer window signing.

According to the BBC, Cardiff are set to make a fresh move for Cunningham after failing to sign him last season as they start preparing for life in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old has been at the club since 2015 when he joined the club from Bristol City.

He was mainly used as back-up for Darnell Fisher in the left-back role with 20 league appearances this season.

However, he did manage to score and provide two assists in those games, so he certainly has an attacking edge.

Preston’s defence was their strongest asset last season because they only conceded 46 league goals, but it wasn’t enough to get them to finish in the play-offs because they ended up being two points adrift of sixth-place Derby.

Their approach under Alex Neil was similar to Cardiff because the Bluebirds relied on a direct style of play with defensive solidity prioritised and set pieces being a key attacking area.

The Verdict

It’s likely that Cunningham would have a similar role at Cardiff as back-up for Joe Bennett so that the Bluebirds have additional depth in that area so they aren’t caught short in the Premier League.

This is the kind of move that would be expected from Warnock because it is cautious and costs little, so he doesn’t appear to be changing his approach. However, he may need to be a bit more ambitious if they want to stay up.

The similarities between Preston and Cardiff in terms of style means that Cunningham should be able to adapt pretty quickly, although he is unlikely to see a lot of playing time.

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