O'Neill to keep Bardsley waiting

The 21-year-old right-back has produced some solid displays since arriving from Old Trafford in mid-January, putting Aaron Hughes in the shade, and hinted about a permanent switch at the weekend. It is something O'Neill may agree with in time but for the moment he is keeping his cards close to his chest. He has hinted at liaising with Manchester United on one front though, learning more about the recovery process Paul Scholes went through after his blurred vision to see if the same methods could be applied to Chris Sutton.