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Owls' Target Released By Cardiff

Owls' Target Released By Cardiff

Rumours linking Darren Purse with a move to Wednesday have grown after the Bluebirds decided not to offer the defender a new contract.

The experienced centre-back has been released from Cardiff following four years at the Ninian Park club and after racking up 111 starts for the Welsh club.

Purse, who left West Bromich Albion for Cardiff for £700,000 four years ago, has already been linked with a summer move to Hillsborough.

Boss Brian Laws is keen to add some steel to his relatively young defence, with Purse carrying plenty of experience at Championship level.

And Purse's release from City could prompt Laws, and a host of other Championship clubs, to make a move for the defender sooner rather than later.

The 32-year-old has also been linked with a move to Norwich City, but their interest could well be over following relegation to League One.

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Date:Monday May 11 2009
Time: 12:00PM


wouldnt say no!!!
11/05/2009 12:37:00
he's a great guy and a good leader but he does get shown up defensively at this level. Hope he does well for you guys.
11/05/2009 13:19:00
would love to see him playing in our colours next season
11/05/2009 19:05:00
Too slow, prone to cards and worse than we currently have. He was a bit part player for cardiff on last match of season and their defence was held together by Roger Johnson. Signing him would be a big mistake
11/05/2009 19:37:00
.. you would be mad not to snaffle him up .. he along with Graham Kavanagh who I think you've also seen, have been inspirational club captains .. if Mr.Caversham is typical of your supporters' knowledge of the game you should start preparing for descent to Div1 .. although Darren Purse - if you were bright enough to sign him - would save you from that ..
11/05/2009 20:03:00
Graham Kavanagh was very poor at Wednesday. Caversham? He an Owl?
11/05/2009 22:26:00
Great signing if he doesn't mind being fourth in line when it comes to centre backs, and doesn't want a huge salary. Leadership qualities yes, bravery yes, speed no, temper no. Squad player at best.
12/05/2009 09:48:00
spot on caversham, come on brian take note we don't need him, have a look around first, don't just buy the first thing that comes on the market, you've said it your self with the current climate we will have lots to choose from, if you want a donkey go to seaside.
ecco owl
12/05/2009 10:07:00
So who should we realistically target then if Purse isn't good enough for us?
12/05/2009 11:16:00
More players will become available when the season comes to a proper end, besides you've got to ask your self why are cardiff getting rid of a player who's only played 39 times in last 2 seasons and current captain. now if it was johnson or gyepes then yes i would.
ecco owl
12/05/2009 11:56:00
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