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‘Once a Bluebird always a Bluebird’ – Cardiff player pens message to fans as he confirms departure



Junior Hoilett has confirmed his departure from Cardiff City this summer after nearly five years at the club.

The Canada international has been a Bluebird since October 2016 when Neil Warnock brought him in as a free agent, and in the 2017-18 campaign he fired in nine Championship goals to help the club return to the Premier League.

He was a regular performer the following campaign in the Premier League and last season he tried his best to try and get the club back there with seven goals, only to falter in the play-offs to Fulham in the semi-finals.

This season has been a bit tougher for the 30-year-old though – he was on and off the bench under Neil Harris and when Mick McCarthy came in in January, Hoilett played 50 minutes against Barnsley and was not seen again on the pitch, with the manager deciding to switch to a wing-back formation that saw no room for the Canadian.

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It has seemed inevitable for months due to his lack of playing time that the winger would leave, but it’s a bittersweet moment for Hoilett who has penned a message to the fans, staff and players on social media after confirming his departure.

The Verdict

It is understandable as to why Cardiff have let Hoilett go considering he was probably on a decent wage, and for most of McCarthy’s time at the club so far the team have played well enough without needing to use Hoilett.

He’s definitely made a fantastic contribution to the Bluebirds though over the years with his goals and he got to play in the Premier League with them after being one of the key men to get them there in the first place.

Being just 30 years old, Hoilett will feel like he’s still got a lot left to offer and who knows – he could be lining up against Cardiff and McCarthy next season looking to prove a point.

25 years old, UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, Preston North End fan

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: ‘Once a Bluebird always a Bluebird’ – Cardiff player pens message to fans as he confirms departure

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