Cardiff City boss, Neil Warnock let his frustrations be known over Premier League’s policy of loaning in only two English players in a single season.
The present-day rule dictates that all Premier League clubs can have a maximum of two players on loan from other Premier League teams, and only one from any given Premier League club.
Cardiff are currently just 2 points ahead of the relegation spots and like all struggling managers, Warnock wants to make squad improvements through the January window. However, the present rule is making it very difficult for him to do so and the 70-year-old went on full blast regarding the issue.
“Heaven knows why we can only have two Premier League loans in. When you are talking about English players needing experience – our younger players for the English team – and we can’t loan more than one more player.”
“I’ve got Harry Arter, so I can’t take a young English striker or a young English midfield player, if I’ve got another one (on loan). It’s scandalous, really. You can bring 10 from abroad, so who are we trying to help? Who has invented these rules? It’s a disgrace, really, when I could be giving another good young English lad an opportunity of playing in the Premier League.”
“Hopefully, we can bring in one or two over the next couple of weeks to give us a little bit more choice with selection. I would like to think I’ve got one (player) close, but you just never know.”
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