Date: 3rd February 2017 at 3:14pm
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Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has hit out at the Football Association for the scheduling of Championship games – including the Bluebirds’ win over Preston – on transfer deadline day.

It wasn’t just Championship clubs such as Cardiff who had to play on January’s deadline day as Premier League action was seen too. Warnock didn’t hold back with his criticism of the FA for the scheduling of these games.

The boss – who admitted he was disappointed he couldn’t bring anyone in – was quoted by the BBC as saying.

‘It’s a nightmare, it’s a disgrace. You can’t tell me the Football Association couldn’t plan it where there isn’t a game. I am disappointed that we haven’t brought anyone in. In the afternoon I should have been resting and I went to have a kip for half an hour and my phone went 20 times.’

Continuing his scathing attack Warnock added those within the corridors at the FA ‘haven’t got a clue.’ But the 68 year old added such a situation was typical.

‘It’s typical of the FA that they haven’t got the time or the inclination to try and help clubs or managers. They obviously have never been in our situation, don’t know the phone is ringing every five or 10 minutes -agents, clubs. They haven’t got a clue.’

Deadline day did see Adam le Fondre cancel his loan agreement with Wigan so the 30 year old could then head to Bolton on loan for another spell with the Trotters until the end of the season.

Also heading out on loan were midfielder duo Emyr Huws and Stuart O’Keefe. 23 year old Huws was loaned to Championship rivals Ipswich whereas O’Keefe went to MK Dons in League 1 – both have been informed they’re not in Warnock’s future plans.

Matthew Kennedy’s Cardiff career hasn’t ever really got going with the former Everton winger limited to just 19 appearances since signing from Everton in 2015. The 22 year old was also allowed to leave the Bluebirds on loan joining Plymouth until the summer.

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