Jenkins eases Malaysian concerns

The Far East backers were finally installed at the club last May to safeguard City`s future after lengthy dealings with HM Revenue and Customs, only to see the Bluebirds lose out in the play-off final at Wembley.

Their financial intervention was again desperately needed at the start of this season before supplying a further injection of funds to build arguably the strongest squad in the Championship, which includes the likes of Craig Bellamy.

But with Cardiff currently four points off the automatic promotion places with eight games remaining, there had been fears the Malaysian consortium would turn their back on the club should they again find themselves in the second tier next term.

Yet Jenkins told the Western Mail: "Our Malaysian investors will be involved in the club next season, whether we are promoted or not. They stood by us after the play-off final and they will stand by the club whatever happens this season. They want to see the club progress even further than it has already."

He added: "They are football fans and very successful businessmen and saw a club in Wales they could get involved with and we should be grateful to them. Progress has been made but there is still a lot more to be done."

Source: PA

Source: PA