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Wolves striker Andy Keogh joins Cardiff on loan

Andy Keogh leaves Molineux with boss Mick McCarthy's blessing
Andy Keogh leaves Molineux with boss Mick McCarthy's blessing

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Andy Keogh has switched to Cardiff City on a season-long loan deal.

The Republic of Ireland international, 24, will join the squad on Thursday and go straight into contention for Saturday's match at Portsmouth.

Keogh, who will wear the 17 shirt, join Bluebirds signings Craig Bellamy, Seyi Olofinjana, Danny Drinkwater, Jason Koumas, Lee Naylor and Tom Heaton.

Keogh has scored 49 goals in 180 competitive appearances.

Those matches have been for Leeds, Scunthorpe, Bury and Premier League Wolves since 2004.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy left the player out of out of his side's 2-1 Carling Cup win over Southend on Tuesday.

He told the club's website: "He didn't want to be cup tied and Cardiff didn't want him to be cup tied and it was a chance for us to give Ashley Hemmings a game [against Southend].

"Andy has been fabulous here both for me and this football club. It's a good move for him to go to Cardiff and good luck to him.

"He wants to play football and doesn't want to be fourth in line here which I can fully understand.

"It was my decision to let him go but he goes with our best wishes and warmest regards."



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