Tartan Terrors; City's Forgotten Pair Feeney and Flood Making Mark

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Byline: Terry PHILLIPS

FORGOTTEN Cardiff City pair Warren Feeney and Willo Flood are having a ball in Scotland.

Striker Feeney has fired three goals in the last four Dundee United matches, helping the third-placed Terrors beat Aberdeen and earn 2-2 draws against Rangers and Celtic.

Wily winger Flood has been outstanding for United and Bluebirds striker Ross McCormack has no doubts about his quality north of the border.

"I played against Willo a few times last season and he is among the best players in Scottish Premier football," said former Motherwell striker McCormack.

"He is playing regularly and that has lifted confidence and belief in his own ability."

Both are on season-long loans at Tannadice Park, but the pair's futures remain uncertain and Feeney could be back with the Bluebirds for the start of next season.

The Northern Ireland striker is contracted to Cardiff until 2010 and will return unlessanew loan deal or transfer is agreed.

Belfast-born Feeney, 27, is sure to be in demand, though, having turned down offers from Leicester City and Swansea City before making the move north of the border.

"I had four or five clubs down south who had said they wanted me," said Feeney. "But I really fancied a crack at it in Scotland.

"This league has some really big clubs and a lot of exposure on TV and in the media, so coming here was the right move for me.

"As soon as I heard about the chance to come to the SPL, it was a no-brainer, although I did ask around to get opinions about the club and the manager.

"They all came back positive because the game here is getting stronger all the time.

"I want to play for my country as often as possible and moving here can make that happen."

Dundee United boss Craig Levein - the former Leicester manager - said: "Warrenwas unlucky at Cardiff because they brought in some big hitters like Robbie Fowler and Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink. …