Guest smoggeordie Posted November 10, 2006 Share Posted November 10, 2006 Manchester United have accepted an offer from Cardiff City to take England striker Alan Smith on loan, BBC Sport Wales has learned. But a deal depends on the 26-year-old agreeing terms with the Bluebirds. Smith broke an ankle against Liverpool in February and has not played regularly since returning. Cardiff, who top the Championship, need cover as first-choice striker Steve Thompson will be out for most of November with an Achilles injury. The move is thought to have been instigated by Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale, formerly Smith's chairman at Leeds. In his time at Leeds, Smith was sent off against Cardiff for elbowing Andy Legg in the Bluebirds' famous 2-1 FA Cup win at Ninian Park in January 2002. Smith is in need of regular football, but since returning to fitness in August he has struggled to force his way into Ferguson's thinking. He was substituted after 60 minutes in the shock Carling Cup defeat to Southend on Tuesday. from BBC sport Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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