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Cardiff City New Recruit Wants To Add Quality

Cardiff City`s new recruit Liam Lawrence is looking to add experience and quality to the Bluebirds squad as he joins aiming to help City out of the recent dip in form and resurrect the faltering promotion push. Former Portsmouth captain Lawrence has plenty to offer with the experience of fellow Irishman Steve McPhail unavailable, and the likes of Vuckic, Mason, Ralls and Filip Kiss all young and raw despite their obvious talent.
Lawrence is available again after recovering from a bruised calf and is hoping to be included in Malky Mackay`s squad to face Brighton away on Wednesday night. Peter Whittingham is instrumental to the side, but Aron Gunnarsson or Don Cowie could potentially be rested after some long and arduous shifts of late.

Lawrence told BBC Sport of his role within the Cardiff City squad:

"I just hope I can bring a bit of experience, a little bit of quality to add to what`s already here because there`s some good players here.

They`re a good passing side, they work hard and maybe I can add to that.
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Lawrence is usually deployed on the right side of midfield, but is not a natural winger in the shape of ex-Bluebirds like Chris Burke or Gareth Ainsworth. Instead, Lawrence offers skill, passing and a good work-rate whilst he is unafraid to get stuck in and contribute to all phases of the game. Don Cowie has operated in the supposed right-sided role, but prefers to tuck-in. Cowie`s contribution has been impressive, but we do lack the shape, width and balance offered by a more natural wideman.

Hopefully, Lawrence can help to motivate the players, as well as providing creativity, balance and quality on the field. He is a leader, and more vocal than the likes of Whittingham and McNaughton who have both worn the captain`s armband at times. His arrival provides a valuable option and allows more rotation of the players clearly struggling with form and tiredness.





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Date:Tuesday March 6 2012

Time: 4:38PM

 

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