UK time is: 21:52:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cardiff Man Wants Midfield Role

Cardiff City's young homegrown talent Joe Ledley has spoken of his switch to left back in the Bluebirds team.

Ledley has played the majority of the season on the left of midfield but since the arrival of Peter Whittingham from Aston Villa in the January transfer window, Ledley has filled in at left-back.

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones prefers wingers to midfielders in his wide positions (hence Willo Flood's minimal involvement in first team action), and also wants attack-minded full-backs who can overlap on the flanks.

Whittingham's arrival pushed Ledley out of his favoured position, but such is the youngster's talent, Jones found a new position in the team for him. Ledley has covered at left-back before, and has the pace, work-rate and talent to pull it off. At times he has looked a little inexperienced but has been impressive on the whole.

As to whether Dave Jones sees Ledley's future in defence is, as yet, unknown but the player himself is in no doubt as to his best position:


'I wouldn't say I was a left-back. I prefer playing in the midfield so hopefully I can play there for Wales,'

'On the left of midfield is my natural position and, hopefully I'll get to play there with Wales. You get on the ball more in midfield. You get to run at people and pick out good passes, things like that. That's why I prefer it.'

'I started out playing on the left of midfield, then went into the centre, then back out on the left and then to left-back, so I've had to adjust to a few positions.'



Joe Ledley's versatility is one of his best attributes, and although some of his passing ability is lost, he rarely takes on and beats players so a left-back role could be a possibility for the future. He certainly has age on his side, and can continue to play a major part in Cardiff City's side for years to come.





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 22 2007

Time: 10:57AM

Your Comments

Betta as a defender for me, was missin cuttin edge in midfield badly
Bonesy
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear (Thursday April 24 2014)

Could Six Points Be Enough? (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Five More Points Targeted By Ole (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 1 Stoke 1 (Sunday April 20 2014)

Ole - Soft Penalty Galvanised Us (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Stoke (Saturday April 19 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Stoke (Friday April 18 2014)

Palacegate Saga Continues (Thursday April 17 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 1 Stoke
Southampton 0 - 1 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 3 Crystal Palace
WBA 3 - 3 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 6 Liverpool
Everton 2 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30
19. Fulham 35 9 3 23 -42 30
20. Sunderland 34 7 8 19 -24 29

Breaking League News

Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00
Pulis Now Looking To The Future
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:51:00
We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear
Cardiff : 24/04/2014 20:26:00
Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00
Unsubstantiated Guff!
Man Utd : 24/04/2014 19:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 72%
Theophile-Catherine 0%
Fabio 0%
Medel 0%
Caulker 0%
Cala 0%
Kim 0%
Mutch 0%
Campbell 0%
Whittingham 0%
Daehli 14%
Sub - Zaha 0%
Sub - Jones 14%
Sub - John 0%