Charlton keeper Dillon Phillips makes Cardiff City switch

Cardiff City have signed Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Dillon Phillips.

The Addicks stopper, who had been on the club’s books since the age of eight, had been dropped out of the first-team picture this season after rejecting a new contract.

Phillips, who joins for an undisclosed fee, has signed a three-year contract with the Welsh outfit.

Ben Amos had been handed the number one slot with Ashley Maynard-Brewer acting as back up.

Phillips was Charlton’s Player of the Year last season – winning praise despite the club being relegated back to League One.

Addicks manager Lee Bowyer told the club’s website: “I gave him his opportunity and he grabbed it with both hands and didn’t let go. Now is time for him to move on. He has been exceptional for me and I can’t fault him in any way. He’s made save-after-save, has been great around the place – very professional. He’s worked hard and he’s got his reward for working hard.

“This club is very good at bringing people through. He started at the academy and slowly but surely came through. Andy Marshall has worked really well with him and improved him a lot, so hopefully he keeps that work rate up and keeps progressing.

“We’ve got Ben Amos, who is a good goalie, and Ashley [Maynard-Brewer] as number two – so we focus on looking forward.”

Phillips told Cardiff’s official website: “I’m over the moon to be here. I’m excited for the challenge now.

“I’m coming in to compete with the other two goalkeepers and I’m looking forward to the challenge.

“It’s exciting for me. It’s a big step and I’m looking forward to cracking on.”

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