Cardiff City transfer news as new signing lasts just five minutes in friendly win and Derby County target on scoresheet

Here’s your round-up of all the latest Cardiff City headlines for Saturday 9 July.



Ebou Adams was sent off just five minutes into his Cardiff City debut


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Ebou Adams was sent off just five minutes into his Cardiff City debut

Adams injury fears

Cardiff City suffered a blow ahead of the new season after Ebou Adams lasted just five minutes after his debut for the Bluebirds.

The midfielder, who arrived from Forest Green Rovers earlier this summer, was one of many new signings given the chance to impress during the pre-season clash with Cambridge Unitedbut couldn’t continue after picking up what looked like a nasty shoulder injury.

READ MORE: Cardiff City unveil new home kit ahead of 2022/23 season with first outing this afternoon

Adams cut a dejected figure as he left the pitch and was seen holding an ice pack as he headed down the tunnel.

Boss Steve Morison was unavailable for comment after the game so the extent of the problem is not yet clear but will likely be assessed over the next few days with Cardiff set to continue their pre-season program against the Newport County in Cardiff. International sports stadium.

Cardiff sees the U

Meanwhile, on the ground.

Cardiff City began their pre-season program with a 3-2 win over Cambridge United at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

James Collins gave the hosts the lead after 10 minutes, before Harvey Knibbs equalized just before the break, in an opening 45 that saw new signings Andy Rinonhota, Mahlon Romeo and Jamilu Collins all given a chance. ‘impress.

Both sides named a brand new XI for the second half but Cardiff were forced into a change just five minutes after the restart when debuting Adams was sent off with a suspected shoulder injury.

Max Watters then appeared moments later to restore the hosts’ lead, before Joel Bagan added a third with a superb strike 12 minutes from time.

Saikou Janneh pulled one back for the visitors, but Cardiff held on.

Read the full match report here

Murphy on trial

Former Cardiff City winger Josh Murphy is on trial at Championship rivals Reading.

Murphy left the Bluebirds on a free transfer after a difficult loan spell at Preston North End last season.

After once commanding an £11million fee when City were in the Premier League, Murphy’s career has seemingly lost its way, with his stint at Deepdale cut short due to concerns over his attitude and professionalism.

Our colleagues from BerkshireLive now claim the striker is one of several players currently on trial with the Royals.

Cardiff unveil new kit

Cardiff City have unveiled their new home kit ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

After seeing their kit deal with Adidas come to an end, this is the first strip produced by new supplier New Balance, who have reportedly signed a four-year contract with the Bluebirds.

The new home shirt features a thick white V-neck and an embossed Bluebirds pattern, which runs through the traditional solid blue design.

The new shirt will be paired with blue shorts and blue socks for the new season, although its release date is yet to be known.

As part of the unveiling, Cardiff explained: “More information on our new kit will follow over the next few weeks, so stay tuned via the club website and official social media channels for further updates. up to date.”

Learn more here.

Rabbi ‘close’ to Rangers move

Former Cardiff City striker Rabbi Matondo is reportedly closing in on a move to Scottish giants Rangers.

According to Goal France, the winger is on the verge of a potential £2m move to Ibrox, having also received offers from Ligue 1 sides Lorient and Troyes.

Sources had previously told WalesOnline that Rangers were interested in making a move for the Wales international, who enjoyed a dazzling loan spell at Cercle Brugge last season, and it now looks like the Europa League finalists have now intensified their efforts.

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