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Cardiff City: New manager, three new players - invigorating international break?

11 October 2016

It's been all change at Cardiff City during the international break.

The Sky Bet Championship club replaced Paul Trollope with the experienced Neil Warnock in the dugout and, in turn, he has made additions to his playing squad.

With Cardiff sitting 23rd and possessing the second-worst goal difference in the division, Warnock has looked to strengthen with international players at both ends, signing free agents Junior Hoilett, Sol Bamba and Marouane Chamakh

Bamba has nearly 100 EFL appearances to his name at both Leicester City and Leeds United, and wore the captain's armband at the Yorkshire club.

“I'm excited to be here," the Ivory Coast international told "I’ve always wanted to work with the gaffer, so as soon as this chance arose I jumped at it.”

Hoilett and Chamakh have been brought in to add the fire power needed to get the Welsh side away from the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship.

The two attackers have featured under Warnock before - Hoilett in his time at Queens Park Rangers and Chamakh at Crystal Palace.

“He’s [Chamakh] a versatile player with pedigree and somebody who impressed me during my time at Crystal Palace," Warnock said, to

“Junior did well for me at QPR and by the time I left there was one of the club’s most important players.

“I’m delighted to have him here with us at Cardiff City and I know that he’ll respond to the the fans and me.”

Will the changes invigorate Cardiff? They face Bristol City next, on Matchday 12 this coming weekend.

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