Cardiff complete Parkin signing

Amidst the wailing and gnashing of teeth after the defeat at Ashton Gate Cardiff City completed the permanent signing of Jon Parkin from Preston North End.

An undisclosed fee, thought to be around £100,000 has been paid for the striker nicknamed 'The Beast' and he has agreed a two and a half year contract.

He should be abailable for selection when City play Leeds Utd on Tuesday at the CCS.

Parkin has a handy goalscoring record and despite his size has good feet for a big man. He's the type of player City struggle against so now he's joined us we should have a plan B if things are not working out.

A statement from Preston read: "Preston North End would like to place on record their thanks to Parkin and wish him all the best for the future."