Cardiff City have today announced that defender Lee Peltier and forward Junior Hoilett have extended their contracts with the Sky Bet Championship club. Peltier pens a two-year extension, whilst Hoilett has committed for another season.
The pair found themselves out of contract once the season finished, but manager Neil Warnock clearly was keen to keep the pair at the Cardiff City Stadium. Peltier has been with the club since 2015, whilst Hoilett was one of Warnock’s first signings following his appointment in the job.
Focusing on 30-year-old Peltier first, who previously played for Huddersfield Town, he’ll be remaining until the summer of 2019 at the club. He only made 28 appearances last season, in a campaign fuelled with injury concerns. He says he is ‘delighted’ to be staying. He also stated that the manager was a ‘massive influence’ on him agreeing to stay.
Canadian international Hoilett appeared 33 times for the club in his debut campaign as a Bluebird. He is someone Warnock has worked with in the past whilst at Queens Park Rangers, and is clearly a big fan of the tricky winger. He sometimes played in a striker role last season too, which demonstrates his overall versatility, making him a key squad player. He’ll be disappointed to have only scored two goals last season. They came in the home victories over Huddersfield Town and Rotherham United. No doubt he’ll be aiming to improve that tally next season, as Warnock looks to build a side capable of challenging for a play-off position at the very least.