Date: 3rd February 2017 at 3:25pm
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Long serving Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham – who recently celebrated his 10th anniversary at the club since signing from Aston Villa – is mulling over a new deal.

Whittingham’s current deal expires at the end of the season and as much as Neil Warnock is keen to tie the 32 year old down to a new contract he thinks it only fair to give him time to consider his next decision.

The boss was quoted by the BBC as saying.

‘If they want to consider it for a length of time, that is all right for me. I think you have to show respect to Peter.’

With the help of Whittingham – who scored the opening goal – Cardiff saw off the challenge of Preston in midweek. This 2-0 win was a fourth win in the last six with the Bluebirds looking to add to this against Norwich at the Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow.

Cardiff’s offer to Whittingham is on the table and remain that way as Warnock added it isn’t going to be withdrawn if it isn’t signed within a specific time frame.

‘He has an offer on the table. It is down to them now really. I spoke to his agent again this morning on the way in. I think we have to leave that down to Peter. Obviously negotiations are to and fro, but the offer is on the table and will stay on the table. I said to them I am not in a rush, the offer is on the table, I won’t withdraw the offer.’

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