Lee Peltier is on course to complete a move from Huddersfield Town to Championship rivals Cardiff City.

It means a reunion with Russell Slade, his one-time boss at Yeovil Town, for the versatile 28-year-old.

Former manager Mark Robins brought utility man Peltier back for a second spell at Town during the close-season.

The Liverpool product who has also played for Leicester City and Leeds United signed a three-year contract and started the campaign as captain.

However he has struggled to claim a place under Chris Powell, who this week signed defender or midfielder David Edgar on loan from Birmingham City.

Edgar is in line for a debut at Wigan Athletic in the Championship, while Cardiff host Town’s FA Cup conquerors Reading in the fourth round.

Peltier will depart having made nine starts and three substitute appearances, the last at Middlesbrough last Saturday, this time around.

In his first Town stint, from 2009-11, he made 103 appearances (all starts) and scored three goals.

 

Like Town boss Powell, Slade, who replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager in October, is reshaping his squad.

But he warned fans of the South Wales club who were playing Premier League football last season: “We are shopping in a different area.

“We are going through a time of transition. Our wage bill is not sustainable. The only way forward it to reduce it to a sustainable level.

“The reality is we are in the Championship and we have to have a budget that represents that.”

Powell is also operating to a financial plan as he continues his search to bring in a new striker.

“We are being linked with loads of players, and I’ve never known a place like it for speculation to be honest,” he said.

“People think we are unable to sign players we didn’t try for in the first place.

“We have our targets and we will go for them, and hopefully get at least one over the line.”