Kevin McNaughton Released by Cardiff City

  • May 05, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Kevin McNaughton will leave Cardiff City at the end of June, after Bluebirds boss Russell Slade decided against offering the veteran a new contract.

McNaughton, who is Cardiff's longest serving player, at nine years, spent the season on loan at Bolton but was restricted to just nine appearances due to a combination of injury and poor form.

The 32-year-old recently labelled his campaign at Macron Stadium as a 'nightmare', in reference to an injury-plagued spell, and is unlikely to return to the club after manager Neil Lennon publicly questioned the fitness levels of the former Scotland international as recently as February.

After signing on a free transfer from Aberdeen in 2006, McNaughton played more than 250 games for Cardiff and was part of the squad that won promotion to the Premier League in 2013, after topping the Championship table.

Joining McNaughton in heading out the exit door at the Cardiff City Stadium are defender Danny Gabbidon and forward Nicky Maynard.

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