Ipswich Town transfer rumours: Blues linked with move for Cardiff forward Pilkington

PUBLISHED: 11:58 07 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:10 07 January 2018

Anthony Pilkington of Cardiff City has been linked with a move to Ipswich Town. 
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Anthony Pilkington of Cardiff City has been linked with a move to Ipswich Town. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Cardiff forward Anthony Pilkington is being considered by a trio of Championship clubs, including Ipswich Town, according to reports.

According to HITC Sport, Ipswich are battling Barnsley and Bolton for the 29-year-old Republic of Ireland international, with Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock said to be keen to get the former Norwich player off the books.

Pilkington has made just three appearances for Cardiff this season and is contracted to the club until the end of next season.

The Bluebirds have been linked with a move for Ipswich striker David McGoldrick in recent days, with Warnock neither confirming or denying the reports when asked prior to his side’s weekend 0-0 draw with Mansfield in the FA Cup.

McGoldrick, also said to be a target for Birmingham, is out of contract in the summer with the Blues holding no options to automatically extend his deal.

MORE: ‘He is an obvious target’ - McCarthy on McGoldrick transfer links

On McGoldrick, McCarthy said: “He is an obvious target. None of us want to lose him but we’ll see what happens.

“There is the short-term view on the four months left of the season and then the long-term where, if he was to go, it wouldn’t be great for the short-term but if we replace him with somebody younger then that may well be beneficial for the long-term.

“That’s if. ‘If’ somebody wants to come and take him.

“We’ve had a bit of a bumpy road Didz for a long time, we’ve had bids from Leicester apparently and he’s had injuries.

“I just say to him ‘keep playing as well as you can’ because you get your rewards by playing well in this game and doing what you do.”

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