Tonight's Cardiff City news as Bulut milestone reached and Leeds United star to step into Ramsey void

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These are your Cardiff City headlines on Monday, June 3

Bulut anniversary

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Erol Bulut taking the reins at Cardiff City.

In recent times with the Bluebirds it’s become a rare occurrence that the manager who began the season in charge remains in his post come the end of the campaign.

The milestone is obviously shrouded by the mystery of the Turkish boss’ future in south Wales, with white smoke yet to emanate from Cardiff City Stadium as to whether Bulut will be handed an extension to his contract.

It has been almost a month since Cardiff last kicked a ball in anger - the heavy defeat away at already-relegated Rotherham United.

Bulut guided Cardiff to a 12th-place finish and while the football wasn’t always easy on the eye, a safe mid-table finish was a marked improvement of what has come before it in the past few years.

The stand-off between manager and owner Vincent Tan, at the point of writing, continues.

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Ampadu set to take Wales armband

Leeds United star Ethan Ampadu is expected to take the Wales armband in the absence of Aaron Ramsey for the upcoming friendlies against Gibraltar and Slovakia.

Cardiff man Ramsey wasn't named in Rob Page's squad when it was announced last week, with the number 10 still working his way back to full fitness after an injury-ravaged campaign at Cardiff City Stadium.

With stand-in skipper Ben Davies also ruled out through injury, Ampadu, who suffered Championship play-off final heartache in the last game of the domestic season, will likely lead his side in the double-header,

Page said: “Ethan’s had the armband at Leeds and he is definitely captain material.

“He’s shown that at Leeds and he’s definitely one for the future. You look at the players we’ve got in the squad and we’re spoiled a little bit, even the younger ones have got experience.”

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Cardiff 'target' won't be joining rivals

Brighton's Marc Leonard, whose name has been associated with Cardiff City by some national publications, won't be joining Preston North End, the Lancashire Post report.

WalesOnline understands Cardiff links with the midfielder are wide of the mark. He spent last season on loan with Northampton Town and while he did reportedly hold talks with the Lilywhites, a deal could not be struck over his wages.

Other clubs linked with the Seagull include Swansea City, Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle, Wrexham and Sheffield United, as well as European clubs Legia Warsaw and Sturm Graz.

Leonard is expected to leave the Amex Stadium this summer but a move to the Welsh capital remains unlikely.