Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that he will be bringing Ciaron Brown back to the Bluebirds following his loan at Livingston.

The versatile defender, who can play centre-back or left-back, has made 17 appearances this term during what is his third loan spell in West Lothian. McCarthy wants to have a look at Brown as his Bluebirds deal expires.

Cardiff City have recalled him

Ciaron Brown in action against Ross County. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He said: “I’m bringing Ciaron Brown back from Livingston, because I’d like to see him, he has got a year’s option and he is in the last year of his contract. I want to see him and what he has to offer, because he is a left-sided centre back come left back.

“My chief scout who I have had for years, one of my best mates, he watches the teams in Scotland, and the first thing he said to me was, ‘Eh, you’ve got a lad up here and you ought to bring him back’. So, that’s just what I’m doing.”

Livingston boss David Martindale is wishing him well for the future: “I wish Ciaron nothing but the best. He has been outstanding for us in all three spells at the club. He is held in high regard with all the coaches and players at the club and will be a big loss for the remainder of the season.

Returning to Wales. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

“I’m delighted that he has the opportunity to go down and show the new manager what he is capable of. I really hope he can push himself for a starting position with Cardiff City on a weekly basis.”

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