Bluebirds' midfield player James Waite is on loan with Weston-super-Mare, who are at home against Merthyr Town on Saturday.. Pic: Cardiff City.

Bluebirds Teenager Heads Off To Hereford On Loan

Bluebirds midfield player James Waite has left South Wales to sign for Vanarama National League North club Hereford FC.

Teenager Waite, a skilled and clever playmaker, has joined the Bulls ahead of Saturday’s home match against Curzon Ashton.

While Waite settles in with Hereford, Cardiff City’s under-23 team had their scheduled fixture at Watford called off.

The Welshman would have been in the Bluebirds squad for that Professional Development League clash with Watford had he not made the loan move to Hereford until the end of this season.

It was postponed because of bad weather conditions and will be rearranged.

Wales under-19 international Waite, nicknamed ‘Wedgie’, can play anywhere across midfield or in attack.

He joins fellow Cardiff Academy graduates and current Bulls Tommy O’Sullivan and Theo Wharton at Hereford.

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock rates Waite highly and will be keenly following his progress in the National League.

Hereford have signed the hard-working Waite to replace injured former Merthyr Town player Keyon Reffell.

Bulls head of football Tim Harris says: “James is a diminutive forward who is extremely lively, has an eye for goal and is comfortable playing out wide or in a more advanced role.

“We have a good relationship with Cardiff. I spoke to first team coach James Rowberry and Academy manager James McCarthy and would like to thank them both for their help.”

Former Wales international Ryan Green, a Cardiff-born ex-Bluebirds, Merthyr and Hereford defender, now aged 38, identified Waite as a potential Bulls’ signing before last Christmas and has watched him play a number of times.

Waite has scored in five of his 11 PDL Two appearances and will be involved against Curzon Ashton on Saturday.

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