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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 June 2007, 12:28 GMT 13:28 UK
Goalkeeper on way says Ridsdale
Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale is confident of more signings
Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale is confident of more signings
Cardiff City hope to bolster their squad further by signing a goalkeeper in the next few days.

On Friday the Championship club announced the arrival of Scotland midfielder Gavin Rae and fellow countryman striker Steve MacLean.

"The next target is a goalkeeper, we're pretty close, hopefully, to that happening," Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale told BBC Sport Wales.

Irishman David Forde is the Bluebirds' only senior goalkeeper.

That follows the departure of out-of-contract Neil Alexander and player-coach Martyn Margetson's retirement.

We faced stiff competition from a number of other clubs

Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale

But at least the outfield strength is looking rosier at Ninian Park, with the recruitment of Rae, MacLean plus full-back or midfielder Tony Capaldi, who was out of contract at Plymouth.

"We've made no secret that we need more strike power up front and Steve MacLean's got a very good track record," Ridsdale added.

"We've been tracking him throughout the summer but Sheffield Wednesday were very keen to hang onto him.

"In midfield last year we struggled if Riccy Scimeca and Stephen McPhail weren't available for every game, so what we've done again is move to bolster those options with Gavin.

"At one stage he was captain at Rangers, a very experienced player and we're delighted to secure his services as well.

"We faced stiff competition from a number of other clubs who also wanted to sign these two players.

"That they have chosen to come to Cardiff City instead makes it a very exciting time for us."



SEE ALSO
Cardiff capture Rae and MacLean
22 Jun 07 |  Cardiff City
Bluebirds exit saddens Alexander
12 May 07 |  Cardiff City
BBC Sport Wales coverage
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