Cardiff City manager Neil Harris says reported Derby County transfer window target Harry Wilson has been a breath of fresh air since his arrival, the BBC report.
Cardiff won the race to sign Wilson on loan from Premier League champions Liverpool.
The winger surprisingly became available after a permanent exit from the Reds never materialised, and Derby were among the clubs wanting to bring him in.
The BBC claimed the Rams were leading the race for his signature on October 15. But it was Cardiff who sealed an October 16 deadline day loan deal for him.
Now speaking ahead of Cardiff’s clash at Derby, Harris labels Wilson a maverick.
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Harry creates chances, has great free-kick deliveries, great corners and he gets lots of shots off. He is a handful to play against. I enjoy seeing him every day in training, he has been a breath of fresh air within the group personality wise and he will just go from strength to strength. It’s great to have two maverick players – Lee Tomlin and Harry Wilson – players who play with a real air of freedom on the training pitch every day and do things with the football I could not do as a player.
Derby will know all about Wilson’s ability ahead of their encounter at Pride Park.
The Wales international spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan with the Rams, topping the club’s scoring charts that season with an impressive 18 goals.
Wilson’s ball-striking ability is among the best in the Championship. Derby must be wary not to commit silly fouls or afford the Liverpool man space to shoot outside the box.
The Rams may regret missing out on his signature. That said, the arrival of Kamil Jozwiak has provided a spark while the returning Jordon Ibe will be itching to make an impact.
Derby’s last encounter with Cardiff ended in a defeat for the Rams in the Welsh capital.