Cardiff eye new move for Preston's Cunningham

(L-R) Greg Cunningham of Preston North End and Neeskens Kebano of Fulham challenge for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Preston North End at Craven Cottage...

HITC Sport understands Cardiff City consider new move for long-term target.

(L-R) Greg Cunningham of Preston North End and Neeskens Kebano of Fulham challenge for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Preston North End at Craven Cottage...

Cardiff City are weighing up a new move for Preston North End defender Greg Cunningham, HITC Sport understands.

Cardiff tried to sign Republic of Ireland international Cunningham last summer, but Preston rebuffed their interest in the left-back.

Cunningham is now back to full fitness after a serious hamstring injury sidelined him for four months.

The 26-year-old ironically made his return to action against Cardiff at the end of December and helped Preston to a 1-0 victory, and he played the full 90 minutes of last weekend's FA Cup win at Wycombe.

Greg Cunningham of Preston North End is tackled by Lew Immers of Cardiff City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Preston North End at the Cardiff City Stadium...

Cardiff are still in the market for a left-back and Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock remains a big admirer of the former Manchester City youngster.

Now Cunningham has proved he is back to fitness, Warnock is ready to make a new move for the defender as he wants to get his side's promotion bid back on track after a poor run of form over the Christmas period.

Cunningham, who joined Preston from Bristol City in the summer of 2015, is in the final 18 months of his contract at Deepdale.

Preston are keen to keep hold of Cunningham as they look to maintain their own push for promotion to the Premier League, but they could find their resolve tested by Cardiff before the close of the transfer window.

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