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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 18:29 GMT 19:29 UK
Ledley extends Cardiff contract
Joe Ledley
Joe Ledley says he wants to play in the Premier League with Cardiff
Cardiff winger Joe Ledley has committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year contract at Ninian Park.

The 20-year-old put pen to paper on the deal ahead of his side's trip to Sheffield United on Tuesday.

"I am very pleased to stay here for a couple more years," he said. "There were a couple of teams interested in me in the summer but I wanted to stay.

"With the team we've got I think we're good enough to go up to the Premier League, which hopefully will happen."

The Bluebirds will be hoping to keep up their fine away form, but know they will face a backlash from Sheffield United who lost 2-1 at home to Southampton on Saturday.

"I think it will be a good game," said Ledley

"They lost at the weekend and I think they are going to be trying to look for the result and so are we.

Beattie's a big lad, knows where the net is and you've got to limit his chances

Dave Jones

"Winning there and a win on Saturday will boost our confidence before the international break and it will be good for the others to get a rest.

And manager Dave Jones knows of the importance to pick up points.

"Sheffield United have had a couple of bad defeats of late. They are one of the favourites who have spent a lot of money.

"But we're full of confidence, the last three games we've played really well and if we continue to play like that and move the ball and put the chances away, then we are a match for anybody in this division."

Jones admits striker James Beattie will pose a threat to his defenders having already bagged seven goals so far this season.

"I know Beatts from when he was 15 or 16 when he was at Blackburn because my son was up there as well.

"When I went to Southampton, I signed him.

"He's a big lad, a strong boy and knows where the net is and you've got to limit his chances."

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