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Cardiff boss Mick McCarthy hails ‘Brilliant’ Aden Flint who Owls dumped in January

Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy says Aden Flint has been brilliant following his return from a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday, Wales Online report.

Flint fell out of favour with former Cardiff manager Neil Harris.

Former Wednesday manager Garry Monk took advantage of his situation, signing the giant central defender on loan for the 2020-21 campaign after missing out on Michael Hector.

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But the 31-year-old, however, made just four Championship starts for the Owls.

A hamstring injury in the defeat at Rotherham United back in October ruled Flint out for three months, with Wednesday later pulling the plug on his loan deal in January.

Flint has since regained a regular place at playoff chasers Cardiff, scoring the winner in their victory over rivals Swansea City prompting McCarthy to sing his praises.

“He has been great, hasn’t he? I always admired him and thought he was a top defender when he got his moves. I was kind of surprised that he had been out on loan. But I had a word with him, the first week I was in and he has been brilliant. I am amazed at his resilience, how he has come back, having been three months off with a hamstring. He has been brilliant,” McCarthy explained.

Flint has since made 14 appearances for the Bluebirds since his return to Wales.

Cardiff’s victory over Swansea leaves them on the cusp of the Championship to six.

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Wednesday, meanwhile, have struggled to maintain a regular defensive partner for Tom Lees as Dominic Iorfa, Julian Borner and Joost van Aken have battled injuries.

Osaze Urhoghide has since broken through for the Owls, with the youngster impressing.

Darren Moore’s side have given themselves a fighting chance of survival after the 2-1 win at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley – a victory which was no doubt well-received by Cardiff.

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