Cardiff lost out on new players

Last updated : 27 January 2010 By BBC Sport

Manager Dave Jones says he has missed out on signing new players in the January window because of the financial uncertainty surrounding Cardiff City.The Championship club faces a second winding up order over unpaid tax to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

"We still need [new] players, because when we win it doesn't mean that we don't need the players," Jones said.

"We still need to get them and I've lost probably three of them today, they've gone, so we've got to dig in."

Bluebirds chairman Peter Ridsdale says he is still "confident" the club will pay its bills before having to face the High Court on 10 February.

But in the meantime there seems to be no new money for players, while the apparently precarious financial situation of the south Wales club is likely to put off prospective players from joining.

Cardiff are hopeful of securing new investment soon, with Guernsey-based businessman Ben Steele the latest money man in the frame.

"If it doesn't happen then I'll do what I've done every year, I'll just get on with it, that's my job," Jones said, after watching his side demolish Bristol City 6-0 at Ashton Gate on Tuesday night.

"I'm still chipping away and I'm still hanging in there and I hope we can still do business.

"At the moment if we keep winning like this then everyone thinks everything's right, but we still need the players.

"I haven't got cover for Jay [Bothroyd], I need cover up there for him, I need cover for the wide positions... everywhere else we're okay."

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport