Russell Slade: Cardiff City boss not willing to sell in January

Kenwyne Jones
Kenwyne Jones, who is out of contract at the end of the season, joined Cardiff from Stoke City in January 2014

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade says he has no plans to let any players go during the January transfer window.

Striker Kenwyne Jones is out of contract at the end of the season and, as things stand, will be free to talk with other clubs in January.

Cardiff are seventh in the Championship and Slade wants to keep his squad intact as they chase a play-off spot.

"We don't want to lose our best players and you don't want to upset the group as well," he told BBC Radio Wales.

"There's a good togetherness, a good mentality and a good spirit there and you don't want to sacrifice that either.

"Well work hard to retain the services [of players]."

Slade wants Jones to sign a new contract to stay at the club after no agreement was reached when talks opened in September.

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Cardiff drew 2-2 against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday having led at the interval through Craig Noone's penalty and Anthony Pilkington's effort.

But goals from Fernando Forestieri and Barry Bannan saw Wednesday hit back and the result saw Cardiff drop out of the Championship play-off spots.

Slade is content with the Bluebirds' current position and says results over the next few weeks will be key in shaping his side's season.

"Top six was always our mandate at the start of the season," Slade added.

"We're just about on course for that and we'd like to put a little bit of daylight between us and the rest.

"That makes Saturday's game quite defining in many ways because they [Sheffield Wednesday] are on the same points as us.

"We play a few a teams that are in and around us at this moment in time so it's a big period for us."

Cardiff host 10th-placed Brentford on Tuesday night before Friday night's game at Birmingham City, who are ninth.

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