Bluebirds seal Vidmar swoop
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Australian international stopper Vidmar has agreed to move to Lennie Lawrence's Division One side on a free transfer and he joins former Charlton midfielder John Robinson as the new faces at the club so far.
Lawrence had tried to sign the 33-year-old a year ago but their promotion out of Division Two has proved to be crucial in landing him this time around.
"When I spoke to Lennie 12 months ago he was very enthusiastic and I kept my eye on Cardiff last season and was delighted when he came back for me," said Vidmar.
"It's a tough division and there are no easy games, and it is going to be a battle but it's a good challenge as we try and get promotion."
Lawrence was delighted to bring the former Rangers and Middlesbrough man to Ninian Park, after he was released by Boro in May.
"He has got great pedigree and it's good to bring experienced professionals to the club as we are a bit short in that department," said Lawrence of Vidmar.
"Everyone I've spoken to about Tony has had nothing but praise for him and the plan is that he will start at centre back but his versatility is important to us as he has also played at right back and left back."
Meanwhile, Lawrence is still on the trail of Jody Morris, but says that it will take some time to bring the former Chelsea man to Wales.
The 24-year-old's wages seem to be the major obstacle in signing Morris, but Lawrence would see his arrival as a major boost for The Bluebirds in their bid for successive promotions, this time into the Premier League.
"This one is a bit more complicated," said Lawrence.
"It is a move which needs careful consideration. It's a massive step for him and for us.
"Nothing is imminent as far as Morris is concerned, but neither would I rule out anything happening in the next day or two."
A deal that is less likely is one for Tottenham's Gary Doherty, who is proving too expensive for Cardiff at the present time.
"That is on the back burner for now," Lawrence added. "We are not prepared to pay what Spurs are asking for him, so we will have to see what movement there is later in the month."