League Two considering transfer for Cardiff City player

Bristol Rovers are interested in signing Cardiff City defender James Connolly, a report from Bristol Live found.

Connolly joined Cardiff as a free agent this summer after leaving the Blackburn Rovers, but has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Bluebirds.

However, the 20-year-old is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Welsh capital club, although he has impressed as captain of the Cardiff Under-23 team.

Now it looks like the defender is starting to gain attention from elsewhere in the Football League.

According to this latest update, Bristol Rovers are interested in loaning Connolly this month as the Gas seeks to secure some much-needed defensive back-up.

Connolly signed a first one-year contract with Cardiff this summer, securing his future in the Welsh capital until the end of this season.

As it stands, the Bristol Rovers are currently 18th in the Ligue 2 table, having struggled to find their footing in the fourth tier after relegation last season.

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The verdict

It just might be a pretty useful affair for all involved that you feel.

For Connolly, this could give him the chance to gain some first-team experience that he has yet to appreciate in his career, allowing him to develop and improve with this new opportunity.

It could also see him put himself under a new contract, for next season either with Cardiff or elsewhere, which could be vital for his career.

The Bristol Rovers themselves could also benefit from the addition of some defensive options for the second half of this season, which means it might make sense for all parties to try to secure that deal.

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