Cardiff City: Boss Russell Slade expects more January departures

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade
Russell Slade took over as manager of Cardiff in October after the departure of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade says more players will leave during the January transfer window.

Slade was frustrated after the Bluebirds conceded three goals before half-time in a 3-2 loss at Norwich.

The ex-Leyton Orient boss confirmed he was still looking to recruit, with Cardiff lying 13th in the table.

"We are in a transitional period really with players leaving and me trying to get the right type of players for the football club as well," he said.

"That makes it a bit more complicated as you're trying to find your right team when perhaps you've not got the right players yet and you're still trying to make a few changes."

Alex Revell
Alex Revell scored on his debut for Cardiff, but this late header went wide at Carrow Road

Cardiff have already parted company with Javi Guerra,Jo Inge Berget,Magnus Wolff Eikrem,Mats Moller Daehli and Juan Cala in January.

In the same period they have signed left-back Scott Malone and striker Alex Revell, who scored on his debut against Norwich.

Revell also had a chance to equalise late in the game but put a header wide of the goal.

Cardiff's other goal against the Canaries also came in the second half from Kadeem Harris, with both coming after "words were said" at half-time when Cardiff trailed 3-0.

"Perhaps I should have done the half-time talk before the game," added Slade.

"We have to defend as a group, as a team, as a unit much much better than that and I felt that some of that in the first half was unacceptable.

"We had a few words at half-time obviously and we got a reaction that we wanted, and then we started to make changes with more pace on up the front and Kadeem's contribution was excellent.

"He gave us what we wanted going forward and Alex Revell I thought ran tirelessly and got himself a goal.

"[But] I'm a frustrated man. It's very, very disappointing that we can't find that consistency in the way that we play."

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