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Cardiff City's Winger Search Boosts Conway Form

Cardiff City's Winger Search Boosts Conway Form

Cardiff City have been desperately trying to add a flying winger to the ranks, hoping to add the natural width, trickery and pace that has sometimes been lacking as we continue to push for promotion. During the transfer window, City failed with repeated attempts to land top target Craig Noone from Brighton and were also un-successful with an audacious bid for Matt Phillips of Blackpool.



he Bluebirds did manage to bring in an exciting young prospect in the form of Kadeem Harris. The 20 year old winger joined from Wycombe Wanderers and has huge potential but with only a handful of games under his belt - Harris may not be ready for the rigours of regular Championship football just yet.



ith plenty of off-field interest in wide players, the on-field return to form of Craig Conway has been particularly pleasing. Conway remains the only established wide player in the squad and is a hugely important figure for the Bluebirds who have a tendency to play too narrow with Don Cowie preferring to tuck-in from the right.



onway started the season in fine form, but lost his way somewhat after suffering an ankle injury. Following his return, the Scotsman seemed to lack in confidence and was unable to influence games in the way he is capable of. He lost his place in the side, with youngsters Joe Mason and Joe Ralls coming in but a recall came during the 3-2 home win over Portsmouth.



uring that win, Conway was a key figure offering natural width but also was a willing ball carrier and linked superbly with Andrew Taylor down the left flank to cause real problems for the visitors. It was Conway`s cross that was headed in by Hudson, while the Scotsman also got the stunning last gasp winner with a long range effort - his first goal since netting three times during August and only his second in the Championship this season.



onway was again influential as City beat Crystal Palace on penalties to reach the Carling Cup final, while he struck the opening goal during a creditable 1-1 away draw against Southampton, reacting quickly and adapting his position to fire his effort through a crowd of players after the Saints failed to clear a corner.



onway`s return to form may be down to chance, or having finally returned to full fitness. Alternatively, his manager`s public search for alternative wide options may also have had an impact. Either way, Conway remains a crucial player for us and is the top wide player. Hopefully, his current good form can continue and after back-to-back league goals - he will be hoping to get on the scoresheet a few more times before the end of the season.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Saturday February 4 2012
Time: 8:09AM

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