Kenwyne Jones vs Manchester City

As a fully paid up member of the strikers’ union I have to say Kenwyne Jones is an excellent signing for Cardiff City.

I actually think I said it earlier in the season that he was exactly the kind of player that Cardiff needed and I believe his goals could well prove the difference between the Bluebirds staying up and going down.

He is the kind of player we have been crying out for this season, a target man, capable of holding the ball up and he gives us a extra string to our bow.

I think when he is playing a lot more the game is going to be played in the oppositions’ final third rather than our final third.

He’s great at holding the ball up and providing little flick-ons.

The likes of Jordon Mutch and Craig Noone are really going to prosper with Jones in the side.

We can mix things up a bit now.

If we want to play it through midfield we can, but if we want to go long, with someone like Jones in the side, you can do that knowing he’s going to do his best to get on the end of it and do something with the ball.

I like the look of the guy. I don’t know Jones personally, but on the pitch he strikes me as a man’s man, the type of guy not afraid of very much.

It’s a good thing. He needs a fresh start and the Bluebirds need someone to put the ball in the net. It could be a match made in heaven. I most certainly hope so.

The arrival of Jones though should in no way detract from the excellent job Fraizer Campbell has been doing for the Bluebirds.

His signing for £650,000 has to be one of the best pieces of business former manager Malky Mackay did whilst he was in charge.

I dread to think what shape Cardiff would be in right now without Campbell, the guy has been immense.

For his work-rate I’d give Campbell nine out of ten and when it comes to finishing I’d give him a seven. He’s about at a 60 to 70 per cent conversion rate right now and that is pretty good going by anybody’s standards.

If Campbell can keep scoring and Jones could chip in with ten goals between now and the end of the season that would go a long way to ensuring City stay up.