Malky Mackay: 'Patience needed for Andreas Cornelius'

Cardiff's Andreas Cornelius in action against Cheltenham during a friendly match on July 27, 2013
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Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay urges fans to be patient with club-record signing Andreas Cornelius.

Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay has urged fans to be patient with club-record signing Andreas Cornelius.

The 20-year-old Danish striker, who joined the Bluebirds from FC Copenhagen for £8m in the summer, is yet to start a Premier League game for the team.

"He is here for the long term. It's about him developing his awareness with the first team," Mackay told The Mirror. "He was unlucky to suffer an injury [in pre-season] but he was never going to be ready to hit the ground running.

"We paid a club record but £8million is not a lot for a striker in the Premier League. A striker who is ready to hit the ground running, like Roberto Soldado, would cost more than £20m."

Cardiff are currently in 14th place in the Premier League table following Saturday's 1-0 win at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Cardiff's Andreas Cornelius in action against Cheltenham during a friendly match on July 27, 2013
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