Neil Etheridge was left on the bench for Cardiff City’s 0-0 draw with Swansea City in the Championship yesterday, amid transfer speculations.
The 29-year-old looks set to sign for West Ham this month, after Hammers’ no.1 Lukasz Fabianksi looks to a spell on the sidelines again.
It was a bold call for Neil Harris to make yesterday, but Etheridge has been coming under some scrutiny from fans of late and many wanted to see Alex Smithies back in the team.
Smithies kept a clean sheet on his return to Championship action yesterday, and looks to have that starting spot nailed on for the second-half of the season.
Etheridge meanwhile looks all the more likely to leave South Wales this month, and plenty of Cardiff fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the move.
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Here we take a look at the best Twitter reactions on Etheridge potential move to West Ham:
Collect. Do not pass go
— gareth w davies (@daviesgarethwyn) January 13, 2020
Snap their hands off and I’ll drive him there , the car is running 🚙 💨
— Leighton Yeoman (@verbal83) January 13, 2020
Take that right now.
— gareth dunning (@Gzone77) January 13, 2020
Great shot stopper but his distribution has really impacted our possession at times putting unnecessary pressure on defence, huge profit considering we already have Smithies so can reinvest in other areas
— Gary Pick (@gary_pick) January 13, 2020
Take the money!
— deaned64 (@deaned64) January 13, 2020
Yeah I’d accept that. Good move for a decent pro and we are blessed with good keepers in Smithies and Day with young Ratcliffe out on loan.
— Peter Bradbury (@PEBradbury) January 13, 2020
I’d take that in a heartbeat if the funds are used properly and not spent on journeymen strikers.
— Steve Morse (@SteveMorse1927) January 13, 2020