What do Cardiff City get with Lee Camp between the sticks?

Rotherham's Lee Camp

Lee Camp joined Neil Warnock's Cardiff City team last week and the senior Championship regular is not coming to Wales just to make up the numbers.

Rotherham's Lee CampLee Camp has left Rotherham United to join up with Neil Warnock again

Neil Warnock was perhaps not so complimentary when he described his fourth signing of the summer as "Steady Eddie," on the club's official website. Goalkeepers are supposed to be a mad breed and not that composed, but in Lee Camp Cardiff City will get a keeper that not only is a good team man to have around the squad, but a first-class shot stopper – who likes to pull off outstanding saves when he has no right to make them.

Camp, 32, has played for a whole host of Championship clubs and among them were Derby County, Queens Park Rangers, Nottingham Forest and AFC Bournemouth who were promoted to the Premier League in the year that Lee signed for Rotherham Utd.

Rotherham United's Lee CampLee Camp is going to enjoy competing with Etheridge and
Murphy for the number one spot

His record some would feel might have been damaged last season with Rotherham United letting in 98 goals, but Neil Warnock knows a reliable performer and of course Warnock was his manager at the Millers for a while in 2016.

Camp won't see this move as a chance for him to just support Neil Etheridge and Brian Murphy. As the senior keeper he will want to be the number one, and he is such an agile keeper that he will make training hard for the Cardiff City strikers to get many past him.

He's not particularly tall for a keeper, but is 6ft 1in and does come well for crosses. His distribution also improved when he was at the Cherries, under Eddie Howe, as the team liked to play from the back quickly and the keeper was always very important in starting things off well.

Camp made 65 saves last season in 18 appearances for Rotherham United – nothing if not a busy keeper! His Opta stats include 37 diving saves and three penalty saves in 2016/17.

Cardiff manager Neil WarnockCardiff manager Neil Warnock said to Wales online
"Lee has always done well for me"

Camp also has great respect for Warnock and won't be wanting to let him down. He'll be very thankful to Neil just for keeping him in the Championship. "I'm really pleased to have signed for Cardiff City. The manager has always been fantastic with me and I'm delighted to work with him again," said Lee Camp, talking to the Cardiff City FC website.

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