Ex-Portsmouth, Wigan and Birmingham striker released by Cardiff

Ex-Pompey loanee Omar Bogle has been released by Cardiff.
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The striker is now a free agent, after the south Wales outfit chose not to offer him a contract extension.

Bogle joined the Bluebirds from Wigan in 2017 but he struggled to nail down a regular starting spot.

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He moved to Fratton Park on loan in January 2019 to bolster the Blues' League One promotion push. He’d spent the first half of the campaign at Birmingham.

Bogle made a blistering start to his Pompey career, scoring four goals in his opening eight appearances.

However, the former Grimsby forward failed to notch for Kenny Jackett's side in his subsequent six appearances.

Bogle suffered a groin injury in training in the build-up to the Blues' play-off semi-final second leg against Sunderland at Fratton Park, which meant he was ruled out of the clash.

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Pompey were held to a goalless draw by the Black Cats, meaning they lost 1-0 on aggregate.

Omar Bogle. Picture: Joe PeplerOmar Bogle. Picture: Joe Pepler
Omar Bogle. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey instead swooped for Ellis Harrison and John Marquis from Ipswich and Doncaster respectively.

Bogle was kept at Cardiff and impressed then-manager Neil Warnock during pre-season.

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However, he found game-time difficult to come by after Neil Harris succeeded Warnock as boss in November.

Bogle was sent out on loan to Dutch side Den Haag, managed by Alan Pardew, in January. He netted once in five outings before the Eredivisie season was curtailed amid the coronavirus crisis.

Now he finds himself without a club after being released by Cardiff and will likely have suitors trying to sign him on a free transfer.