Cardiff City reshuffle backroom staff

Terry Burton (left) and Paul Wilkinson were assistants under former Cardiff boss Dave Jones (right)
Terry Burton (left) and Paul Wilkinson were assistants under ex-boss Dave Jones

New Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has begun reshaping his backroom staff.

Assistant boss Terry Burton, first-team coach Paul Wilkinson and fitness coach Alex Armstrong are the men affected.

BBC Sport Wales understands that the trio will no longer help out with team affairs and will be free to seek positions with other clubs.

The move paves the way for Mackay, who was confirmed as Dave Jones' successor on 17 June, to assemble his own support staff at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Mackay had wanted his right-hand man at former club Watford, Sean Dyche, to continue as his assistant in south Wales.

But the Hornets appointed Dyche as Mackay's successor at Vicarage Road, leaving the new Cardiff boss to consider other options.

Meanwhile, Cardiff have promoted several of their under-16 stars into the under-18 squad for next season, including a couple of names that will be familiar to Bluebirds fans.

Jaye Bowen is the son of former Cardiff and Wales midfielder Jason, while goalkeeper Liam Matthews is the cousin of Adam Matthews - who broke into the Cardiff first-team as a 17-year-old and has signed a four-year deal with Scottish giants Celtic.

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