Date: 16th January 2007 at 3:22pm
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The Northern Ireland midfielder ha been on loan with Stoke City this season, but has failed to figure in their first team after an impressive loan spell by Aston Villa`s Lee Hendrie and recruitment of Czech Republic star Patrik Berger to the Brittania Stadium.

Jeff Whitley was one of Dave Jones` first signings for Cardiff City, the tenacious midfielder out of contract having been released by Sunderland and played a big part in Cardiff`s solid first season under Jones.
He made 34 appearances for Cardiff City, scoring one goal during a 2-1 defeat by Watford last season.

After a well-documented spat with Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez regarding Whitley and then City teammate Phil Mulryne breaking a curfew, Whitley lost his International place and consequently missed the revolution under Sanchez including a fine 1-0 win over England.

Whitley has now played his final game for Cardiff City and even when we were desperately searching for a central midfielder, Whitley never got a look in.

Manager Dave Jones confirmed Whitley`s imminent departure:
‘We are working with Jeff to find him another club’.



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2 Replies to “Cardiff midfielder set to leave”

  • Is Malvin Kamara any good? we’ve signed him on loan until the end of the season – doesn’t seem to have figured much for you. We’re told he’s a pacey, skillful winger – is there any truth in that?

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