Lee Naylor joins the rush to Cardiff


Former Celtic left-back Lee Naylor has joined Cardiff City and was on the bench today as Craig Bellamy inspired the Bluebirds to a 4-0 win over Doncaster Rovers.

All eyes were on the new boy who didn’t disappoint firing in a 30 yard free kick to complete the scoring in front of a sell-out crowd of 24,027.

Naylor has been without a club since leaving Celtic at the end of last season and was expected to join a Midlands club for family reasons.

Cardiff were given clearance yesterday by the Football League to register Naylor after being subject to a transfer embargo due to unpaid fees.

All roads seem to be leading to the Welsh capital with speculation that Glenn Loovens is on his way back on a year long loan.

Elsewhere it was a day of mixed fortunes for the growing band of loan and former Celts scattered throughout the English leagues.

Darren O’Dea made his Ipswich debut in the 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace, the win leaves Roy Keane’s side two points behind QPR at the top of The Championship table.

In League One Graham Carey curled in a trademark free kick to put Huddersfield two up away to Peterborough but four goals in 22 minutes gave the home side the points.

Swindon continue to struggle and were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Brentford. Paul Caddis and Scott Cuthbert were in the starting XI with Simon Ferry sitting on the bench.

In League Two Ben Hutchison made his Lincoln debut in the 1-0 win away to Gillingham where Cian Hughton, the son of Newcastle boss Chris, scored the only of the game.

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