Why Neil Etheridge should be high on teams’ summer shopping list should Cardiff be relegated

Why Neil Etheridge should be high on teams’ summer shopping list should Cardiff be relegated

At football’s highest levels, earning results often comes down to the smallest margins. For the man positioned between the sticks, these microscopic details hold the most significance, and is why recruiting well in the goalkeeping position can be make or break for a side.

In crucial relegation battles, or equally in avoiding being dragged into such late season scraps, a top quality shotstopper can be the deciding factor.

Therefore a premium exists for a good goalkeeper and clubs looking to strengthen that area must box smart.

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Newcastle 3-0 Cardiff: Swiss star Schar steals the show in commanding win

Newcastle 3-0 Cardiff: Swiss star Schar steals the show in commanding win

It took some time, but finally a performance clicked for Newcastle at home. In football, the saying goes that your home ground should be a fortress – well it’s been anything but at St. James’ Park this season.

However, against Cardiff, all that changed, largely through the actions of a particular Swiss centre back.

Fabian Schar has looked like a pretty inspired bit of business already in his time donning the black and white – having cost the Magpies just £3m thanks to a release clause. The centre back is comfortable on the ball, confident and boasts an impressive passing range and accuracy.

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