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.
“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.”
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.
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