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Cardiff City linked with move for Wigan Athletic defender Donervon Daniels – reports

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Cardiff City have been linked with a move for Wigan Athletic defender Donervon Daniels as Neil Warnock looks to bolster his defence.

Neil Warnock is clearly intent on strengthening his defence and the 24 year-old has emerged as a potential target for the Bluebirds.

His fine form on loan at Rochdale this season has put several Championship clubs on alert – his contact expires this summers.

And according to a report in the Sun, the Bluebirds will face stiff competition from Championship rivals Norwich City and Sunderland.

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Given Cardiff’s current position in the Championship table and the possibility of Premier League football being played in the Welsh Capital next season, it could make the Bluebirds favorites to sign the defender.  

Daniels has made a total of 15 appearances for relegation-threatened Rochdale in league one this season, and due to his fine form, it has seen Wigan manager Paul Cook recall him early from his loan as the Latics bid for a swift return to the Championship – they’re currently top of League One by two points.

The Montserrat-born defender started his career playing at the Hawthorns for West Bromwich Albion, but failed to break into the first-team in the four-year he spent there, before securing a move to the Latics in 2015.

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He has since gone on to make 43 appearances for the League One outfit, scoring on three occasions. However, in the previous two seasons, he has fallen out of favour and made just a singular appearance, leading him to be loaned out to Rochdale.

He has enjoyed a fine season at the Dale, with the club currently placed 23rd in the league one table, but Paul Cook has clearly seen something in the Carribean-born defender, which has caused him to recall Daniels for the remainder of his contract, with the hope he can supplement the Latics promotion push to the Championship this season.

He could be seen as a good back-up option for the likes of Bruno Manga, Sean Morrison and Sol Bamba as Warnock looks to improve the current squad he has within his disposal this summer.