CARDIFF JOIN HUDDERSFIELD IN TRANSFER RACE FOR AUSTRALIAN

Cardiff City are the latest side to register an interest in St. Mirren midfielder Keanu Baccus, according to the Daily Record. The 24-year-old, who was born in South Africa, was capped by Australia for the very first time in September following his strong start to life in Scotland, where he arrived over the summer from Western Sydney Wanderers.

CHAMPIONSHIP: BURNLEY HELD AT PRESTON

Burnley are now winless in two English Championship games after they were held to a 1-1 draw by home team Preston North End in their latest league meeting at Deepdale on Tuesday night. The Clarets dominated possession for large parts of the game, but were unable to convert it into the creation of clear-cut chances to win the game.

KOMPANY, BELLAMY START ON WINNING NOTE

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany and assistant Craig Bellamy began their managerial sojourn in English football with an impressive away win as the new Championship season got underway on Friday night. Burnley were guests of Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium on their return to the Championship.

BELLAMY NAMED BURNLEY ASSISTANT MANAGER

Welshman Craig Bellamy has been appointed as the assistant manager at Burnley.The appointment of the former Newcastle United, Cardiff City and Norwich City attacker was facilitated by manager Vincent Kompany. Bellamy and Kompany were teammates at Manchester City. Welshman Craig Bellamy has been brought in by the aforementioned Kompany who was named the Burnley manager some weeks ago. Kompany and Bellamy also worked together at Anderlecht in the Belgian league. Manchester City legend Kompany was the Anderlecht manager before he left the Belgian top flight side to join the Clarets. Craig Bellamy was part of his coaching crew during his time at Anderlecht.

BELLAMY: CLUB CAREER IN SUMMARY

Welshman Craig Bellamy played as a forward for the entire duration of his professional football career. His last major engagement in football was as the u-21 coach at Anderlecht in Belgium. Craig Bellamy was born in the Welsh capital of Cardiff and he started his professional career at Norwich City.

BELLAMY: COVENTRY CITY CAREER EXAMINED

Welshman Craig Bellamy didn't want to join Coventry City when he did in August 2000, but he had no choice after Newcastle United stalled on making a bid for him. Coventry City offered a club-record £6m bid for Craig Bellamy and it was accepted by Norwich City.

MIDDLESBROUGH: CONNOLLY DRAWS BELLAMY COMPARISON

Brighton and Hove Albion loanee Aaron Connolly has drawn comparison with Welshman Craig Bellamy due to his style of play. Connolly is on loan at English Championship club Middlesbrough from Brighton in the Premier League and he has been compared to Craig Bellamy by his manager at Middlesbrough. According to Wilder, Brighton loanee Connolly reminds him of former Manchester City, Newcastle United and Cardiff City forward Craig Bellamy.

BELLAMY REVEALS HOW HE ANSWERED CRITICS

Craig Bellamy has narrated how he used the criticisms toward him as fuel to become a better player. According to the Welshman, critics helped him toreach the peak of his Newcastle United career. Craig Bellamy became a Newcastle United player when he joined the Magpies from Coventry City in 2001. He signed for the Magpies shortly after the Sky Blues suffered relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2000/01 season.

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New Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier is hoping to draw inspiration from Craig Bellamy as the Northeast club bids to survive a keenly contested relegation battle at the end of this season's Premier League campaign.

Ex-Tottenham Hotspur and Atletico Madrid star Trippierspoke in glowing terms about Craig Bellamy who played for clubs such as Manchester City, Celtic, Cardiff City, Liverpool and Newcastle United during his professional football career. The Welshman was a topic of discussion forTrippier when he was interviewed by Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer for English publication The Athletic. Incidentally, Shearer and Bellamy were teammates for several years at Newcastle United.

HOW BELLAMY MET HIS MATCH REVEALED

Ex-Newcastle United, Real Madrid and Leeds United defender Jonathan Woodgate has revealed how Craig Bellamy met his match when he blamed his manager for the 6-2 home defeat to Manchester United in a Premier League game in 2003. Craig Bellamy received a perfect response to his claim from then Newcastle United manager late Sir Bobby Robson during a heated training ground inquest on the back of the disappointing defeat to the Red Devils.

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