Junior Hoilett of Cardiff City celebrates scoring
Cardiff City’s capture of Junior Hoilett on a free transfer last month could turn out to be one of the signings of the season in the second tier, if he continues his form.
The former QPR winger has improved game-by-game for the Bluebirds and having scored in their 3-2 win against Huddersfield on the weekend, he is showing no signs of slowing down.
Neil Warnock said on the weekend that Hoilett has taken a significant wage drop to join Cardiff City and he was adamant to sign until the end of the season, instead of the proposed January-expiry contract.
The Canada-international was known for his outstanding quality at QPR but he also had a reputation for being painfully inconsistent.
He hasn’t showed the latter at Cardiff just yet and his dangerous wing-play is just what Cardiff need, given their lack of proven striking options in the front-line.
Hoilett has a dangerous, direct style of play and at this level, he has the ability to turn any full-back inside-out.
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock
The challenge he now faces is staying fit and remaining consistent but if he can then Cardiff have a real top player in their ranks…for free.
Cardiff are still just one spot above the relegation zone despite defeating high-flyers Huddersfield Town on the weekend and they will need players of Hoilett's quality to climb the Championship pecking order.
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Cardiff City's Junior Hoilett and Bristol City’s Mark Little in action