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Ireland International Greg Cunningham Linked With Cardiff City Move

during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Preston North End at Craven Cottage on March 4, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

Wales Online report that Cardiff City are weighing up a move for Preston and Ireland left-back Greg Cunningham.

Cunningham, who is currently injured with a fractured leg, was one of Preston’s key performers this season which followed on from his Preston Player of the Year award in 2016. His form seems to have captured the eye of Neil Warnock whose side finished level on points with North End.

Warnock already has left-backs Declan John and Joe Bennett at his disposal but may see Cunningham as a more versatile option given that he can cover left-back, the left wing and the left side of a back three, which Warnock often deploys. Anthony Pilkington and Brian Murphy are the two current Irishmen at the club.

Brian Murphy of Cardiff City.


Cunningham began his career at Manchester City, featuring twice in the league under Roberto Mancini. His potential quickly earned him an Ireland call-up and he was expected to make the left-back slot his own following his debut in 2010. However injuries took their toll and the Galway man had to rebuild his career from League 1 with Bristol City.

Thankfully for Cunningham, he has continued to improve year on year, becoming one of the best regarded left-backs in the Championship. His athleticism and crossing ability have been key for Preston and the 26-year-old will hope to force his way back into the Ireland squad on his return from injury.

Nick Menezes, Pundit Arena

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Nick is a soccer, GAA and rugby fanatic who has a worrying obsession with the Irish football team. His articles focus on Irish football and he also writes some light-hearted pieces, particularly quirky starting XIs.