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Cardiff boss mulls over transfer ban

By | 2nd August 2010

Cardiff boss Dave Jones has told reporters of his dilemma as the new season approaches as his club tries to find a way to deal with their recent transfer embargo. Jones faces an uphill battle as his squad seeks a repeat of last season’s success, but without the ability to add new players to their squad it looks highly unlikely.

The Championship side have been handed a transfer ban after there were heavy concerns regarding unpaid tax bills. In May the Bluebirds saw the light at the end of the tunnel as they were just one match from a Premier League promotion, but Blackpool’s shock win at Wembley meant that the Welsh side would be staying in the Championship.

Manager Dave Jones told Cardiff’s club website: “There are one or two other things that we’re looking at and things we’re trying to do but we’ve got to get the embargo lifted off us – and if it doesn’t then we have to go with what we’ve got.

“We’ve got to be ready whatever happens. We can’t hold up the start of the campaign and I know that behind the scenes they’re working hard for it to happen, while I’m trying to get players in as well.

“But when you go down the loan system, which we have to do at the moment, other teams aren’t going to let players out until they know what they are going to do. In some case we might have to wait until they’ve picked their 25 but there’s no point in sulking about it, you’ve just got to get on with it.”

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