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Swansea's Llorente 'nightmare' to face, says team mate

Fernando Llorente's team mate Martin Olsson says he's formidable in training. Credit: PA

Swansea striker Fernando Llorente's skills leave his team mates running scared, according to fullback Martin Olsson.

Llorente scored two headers, including one in stoppage time, to seal the Swans' victory over Burnley yesterday. And his skills on the training pitch often leave his team mates at a loss, as Olsson says 'he wins everything in the air.'

"He is a nightmare when we do attack versus defence in training. All the lads try to avoid him," said Swedish international.

Read more on this story on the ITV Sport site.


HT: Braintree 1-1 Wrexham

Wrexham are away to Braintree in the national league this afternoon.

Michael Cheek opened the scoring for the home side just 30 seconds into the game. But they didn't hold the lead long, with Ntumba Massanka drawing Wrexham level a few minutes later.

Half time score: Braintree 1-1 Wrexham

HT: QPR 0-1 Cardiff City

Cardiff are in the lead at QPR at half time in the championship.

Joe Ralls came close to putting the visitors ahead in the closing minutes of the half, but his effort was saved. It was left to Sol Bamba's header at the stroke of half time to put the Bluebirds on the score board.

Half time score: QPR 0-1 Cardiff City.

Cardiff City confirm Warnock contract extension

Neil Warnock put pen to paper ahead of the Bluebirds kick off against Fulham. Credit: Peter Thomas & Cardiff City FC

Cardiff City have confirmed Neil Warnock has signed a new contract keeping him in his role for another year.

Warnock told yesterday's pre-Fulham press conference he had agreed to stay for another year and now the club has issued a statement confirming the contract.

Read more: Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock agrees deal to stay

This is fantastic news for the Club and I’m delighted that Neil has extended his time with us.

The progress we’ve made on the field since Neil came to us in October is evident. I’m very confident that we can continue that excellent work with him at the helm.

– Mehmet Dalman, Cardiff City chairman

This is the news that we all wanted to hear and I’m personally thrilled that we’ve been able to work with Neil to agree this deal.

I know that Tan Sri Vincent Tan has spoken with him many times in recent weeks and that they have a solid relationship, built on trust.

Speaking on his behalf, I can say that he’s as thrilled as all of us are that Neil is staying as Cardiff CityFC Manager

– Ken Choo, Cardiff City CEO
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