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Goalkeeper Smithies signs for Cardiff City

28 Jun 2018
Alex Smithies, Cardiff City

Bluebirds bring in 28-year-old from Queens Park Rangers for undisclosed fee to compete with Neil Etheridge

Cardiff City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Alex Smithies from Queens Park Rangers.

The 28-year-old joins Cardiff for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

“I wondered if he just has a blinder when he plays against us, but having watched Alex for a while there is no doubting his pedigree,” manager Neil Warnock told the club’s official website.

“He knows he will have to fight for his place. Neil Etheridge had a fabulous season in 2017/18 and improved as time went on. It’s great for us to have that healthy competition.”

Smithies is Cardiff’s third signing of the summer transfer window. He follows Josh Murphy from Norwich City and Greg Cunningham from Preston North End.

The Englishman will hope to make his Premier League debut when the Bluebirds begin the 2018/19 campaign at AFC Bournemouth on the weekend of 11-12 August.

See: Summer 2018 transfers - All the deals

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