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Russell Slade "confident" of adding to Cardiff City squad

Russell Slade admits that he "would like a striker" to be brought to Cardiff City prior to next Wednesday's emergency loan deadline.

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade has confirmed that he is hoping to bring in a striker on loan over the next week.

The Bluebirds have been left short of options up top following the injury picked up by summer signing Idriss Saadi, while flop forward Alex Revell was recently sent to Wigan Athletic.

That leaves Slade with an out-of-form Joe Mason, versatile loanee Sammy Ameobi and a tiring Kenwyne Jones who has spent the past fortnight on international duty.

Further options are likely to be added in attack prior to next Wednesday's emergency loan deadline, though, with Fraizer Campbell, Peter Odemwingie and Nikica Jelavic among those to have been linked with a switch to South Wales.

"We are confident we will bring someone in," Slade is quoted as saying by Wales Online. "We've looked at the Championship and the Premier League. We don't have a long list.

"It's a short one in terms of an emergency loan list. We would like a striker in before the Burnley game that's for sure."

Cardiff travel to face Derby County on Saturday afternoon, aiming to keep pace with the Championship's top six sides.

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Cardiff City player Kenwyne Jones beats Morgan Fox of Charlton to the ball to set up the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Charlton Athletic at Cardiff City Stadium on March 7, 2015
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Sunday's key events

· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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