Cardiff bid to bring in new faces

Cardiff City are hoping to add to their squad before tomorrow's trip to Norwich.The summer transfer window closes at midnight tonight, but Bluebirds' chairman Peter Ridsdale and manager Dave Jones are working flat out to bring in at least one new signing.

Cardiff City are hoping to add to their squad before tomorrow's trip to Norwich.

The summer transfer window closes at midnight tonight, but Bluebirds' chairman Peter Ridsdale and manager Dave Jones are working flat out to bring in at least one new signing.

Jones (pictured above) appears to have failed to land a target man but has turned his attention to another centre-half - a need made more urgent by an injury to skipper Darren Purse during Tuesday's 1-0 Carling Cup victory over Orient.

"Yes, I'm looking to bring someone in," said Jones. "How long will that take? Well, we've got until Friday."


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Ridsdale confirmed he expected at least one fresh face at Ninian Park before the transfer window closes.

"I am in hourly contact with Dave in a bid to move towards our mutually agreed targets," said Ridsdale. "I would expect movement over the next few days, but in a way it's like Tales of the Unexpected, you never know exactly what is going to happen."

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Ridsdale had previously been adamant players would need to be off-loaded from the City wage bill before any new signings could be made, but has now seemingly softened his stance.

"To be honest, I would expect more movement in rather than out," said Ridsdale. "Sometimes in football you have to gamble on bringing someone in with the expectation that someone may move out in the future.

"There's a long season ahead and we want to face that with as strong a squad as possible.

"I believe there's already a real buzz around the club. Things are all moving in the right direction.

"I've been in meetings about the new stadium over the past few days and that is proceeding very well too."

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