Cardiff City have completed their first signing of the January window with the loan capture of Leeds United’s Cody Drameh.
The 20-year-old right back will join the Bluebirds on loan for the rest of the season.
Drameh, pronounced “Dra-muh”, will provide competition for Perry Ng at right back, while both will be considered for the left-back berth, too, following Wolves’ recall of Ryan Giles.
Cardiff have been on the lookout for more pace and athleticism within the squad and the pacy youngster will add just that in the back end of the season.
The Bluebirds are still in the market for a player who can occupy the other flank, while it is understood they are also targeting forward areas, too.
But the arrival of Drameh will be much welcomed, given the player is highly thought of by Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and director Victor Orta.
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Indeed, as recently as Tuesday lunchtime the Elland Road outfit were undecided on whether to keep him in situ for this weekend’s clash with West Ham.
However, in a boost to Cardiff, they have allowed him to leave and he will be available for the Bluebirds’ game with Blackburn this Saturday lunchtime.
It is Steve Morison’s first ever signing as manager and, on the face of it, it looks a promising one.
He needs all the help he can get if his side are to push themselves away from the Championship’s bottom three in the final few months of the campaign.
On the signing, Morison said: “It’s excellent to have signed Cody for this loan spell. It’s something that we’ve been looking to do for the last couple of weeks, with a lot of work going on behind the scenes.
“Cody is joining us having been at the top of our list of players in that position that we’d have liked to bring in. I’m really pleased that we’ve managed to get it over the line.”
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