Heaton: from fifth to second 15/07/2010Posted by NB in Cardiff City, season 2010/11.
Tags: David Marshall, Tom Heaton
I was pleased to see Tom Heaton arrive as replacement for Peter Enckelman. The Finn sadly has proved to not be good enough and in Heaton I feel Cardiff have brought in a decent cover for David Marshall.
There are however two things that puzzles me.
Firstly, seemingly fifth choice at Manchester United (behind Van Der Saar, Foster, Kuszczak and Amos), why did the club offer him a new contract?
Secondly, having turned down the contract offer, why did Heaton decide to go to Cardiff where he is destined to be number two behind Marshall in stead of going somewhere where he’d be first choice between the post?
I guess he must be confident he can seriously challenge Marshall for a place in the starting line up, but for me that sounds unlikely. For the first season at least.
I’m glad Heaton opted for Cardiff though as it’ll keep Marshall on his toes.