Tonight's Cardiff City news as midfielder reveals anger and winger in shock move after 'hardest decision'

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Here are your Cardiff City headlines for Wednesday, June 26.

Antwi: Injury hell made me angry

Cardiff midfielder Cameron Antwi has revealed the anger he felt after his nasty double leg injury put the brakes on a career that was about to lift off.

At the end of the 2022/23 campaign, Antwi was arguably the standout performer in Cardiff's under-21s and looked set for a big 2023/24 season. The plan was to send him out on loan with a view to him coming back this summer and fighting for a first-team spot.

However, nightmare struck on April 25, 2023, when he had to be removed from an end-of-season clash with Barnsley when a boot connected with his head and left him prone on the ground.

The scenes were worrying, however Antwi was later cleared of any concussion-type injuries. He did, however, suffer horrible injuries to both of his legs and the recovery time meant he was unable to head out on loan last season.

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The 22-year-old did make his debut for the Bluebirds, a cameo against Sheffield Wednesday off the bench in the FA Cup, but Antwi still feels the frustration over seeing his career stall at a crucial time.

"My injury at Cardiff. I was doing so well in the season, then at the end of the season I got injured. I did my PCL and my MCL on my left leg and then my MCL on my right leg at the same time," he told Kanga.

"When that happened, things were happening. So this season right now (last season) would have been on loan. I would have had how many games. It's just slowed things down.

"That's why I was angry. I wasn't angry that it happened, I was just angry because it was slowing things down in my career.

"But it made me grow as a person that made me mentally stronger. I had to go through it. I feel like I had to go through something big like that."

Antwi, whose contract expires at the end of this month, has been offered a new deal to stay at Cardiff but no decision has yet been made.

Murphy makes shock switch in 'hardest decision'

Josh Murphy has made the shock decision to leave Oxford United to join Championship rivals Portsmouth after firing the U's to promotion last season.

Former Bluebird Murphy was one of four ex-Cardiff players in the Oxford team last season. And while he failed to ignite in his first year at the club, he finished incredibly strongly and even netted both goals in the 2-0 play-off final win over Bolton.

Given it was the end of his contract, U's fans got twitchy when there was no sign of him signing a new deal with the club and last night it was confirmed that he is heading to Fratton Park next term. Sign up to our Cardiff City newsletter here.

Writing on social media with regards to his Oxford exit, he said: "By far the hardest decision of my career and one I haven’t taken lightly.

"A decision which I feel is best for me and my family. When I came to Oxford I wanted to find my love for the game again and achieve promotion… which over the last season we all know what happened. I can’t thank the manager enough for the faith he has put in me, along with the incredible supporting staff.

"This club, this team, this city and these fans will always have a big place in my heart and I’m so thankful for all the support that got us to the Championship. I wish the boys and the club all the best next season in this exciting league!"

Upon signing for Pompey, he said: "Super excited to start my next chapter of my career with this great club - looking forward to meeting you fans and creating more success!! Let's get to work."

Manager John Mousinho said: "Josh brings a wealth of Premier League and Championship experience. He was one of the outstanding players in League One during the second half of last season, which culminated in that Wembley brace to take Oxford up.

"Josh can get the fans excited with the way he plays, so we’re absolutely delighted to get the deal done."

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Reported target signs for Hearts

Reported Cardiff target Musa Drammeh has signed for Scottish Premiership side Hearts.

The Bluebirds were linked with a move for the former Sevilla B striker along with Sunderland and Birmingham City, after the 22-year-old became a free agent this summer.

However, he has moved north of the Scottish border and joined Steve Naismith's side on a three-year deal.

“Musa is an exciting young talent with loads of positive attributes," Naismith said. “He’s quick, physical and direct, and he’ll offer us something different going forward.

“He’s got a real appetite to learn and we believe we can help develop him into a top player.

“We’ve got real competition in our forward areas now and the experience in there is something Musa will be able to lean on, which will allow him time to settle.

“I’m sure he’ll fit into our group really well and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Cardiff are understood to be after at least one striker this summer.