Ciaron Brown looks set for a run in the Cardiff City first-team after making his debut for the Bluebirds on Friday night.

The left-sided defender has had to be patient for his chance, taking in three loan spells at Livingston as he built up experience to stand him in good stead for the Cardiff City first-team. Mick McCarthy recalled him from Livingston in January to help provide cover in Wales.

Ciaron Brown clears the ball for Livingston

Brown was at Livingston during the first part of the season.  (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

And now with fellow left-back’s Joel Bagan dislocated shoulder and Joe Bennett’s ACL injury, Brown could be set to feature more regularly. He came off the bench for his debut against Huddersfield Town in a 0-0 draw as Bagan went off with his shoulder problem.

Cardiff City manager McCarthy was impressed by the former Livi man: “Joel did dislocate his shoulder. I’m not a doctor, but I do know lads who’ve dislocated them before and when it happens once, it can happen pretty easily again until they have the operation. Whether that’s the case with Joel, I don’t know.

 

“But he’s a very young player. So we want to look after him. He won’t be rushed back and he needs to be right. We’ve had dreadful luck [with full-backs]. But what about the luck that Tom Sang’s had, coming in and playing at right wing-back.

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Impressed. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

“Browny was equally good. He’s come in as a sub and he’s done a really good job. If that’s what we’ve got then that’s what we’ll go with. But I was delighted with those two, they were very, very good for debutants.”

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