Cardiff City Trial For 'Ageing No-Hoper'
Cardiff City are thought to have handed a trial to former Liverpool, Wolves and Manchester City winger Mark Kennedy with a possibility of a permanent contract. Terms for the contract are close to aggrement but Kennedy would need to prove his fitness.
The 32 year old has left Crystal Palace, where he made 7 appearances last season, and has joined up with the Bluebirds for pre-season training. He was described as a 'constant disappointment' and 'aging no-hoper' to me by a Crystal Palace fan this morning.
Kennedy is a former colleague of Dave Jones, the pair having worked together with Wolves like Kevin Cooper and Michael Oakes.
If City make this signing permanent, many fans will be bitterly disappointed as the club continues to 'scrape the barrel' for veteran free transfers who do not improve the squad.
We already have Parry, Ledley, Whittingham who each play on the left wing, while the only natural right sided midfielder has just joined Dundee United on loan for the season (Willo Flood).
Kennedy can only be a short term 'cover' option surely and intended to bulk out the squad. However, he is in no way a replacement for the departed Aaron Ramsey and will do nothing to bring fans onside after the management hit out at expectation levels recently.