Cardiff City turn down Doncaster's fresh Jon Parkin loan bid

Cardiff City striker Jon Parkin
Jon Parkin failed to score in his five appearances for Doncaster

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has turned down a fresh Doncaster bid for Jon Parkin to return there on loan over the money on offer.

Mackay says Rovers wanted the Bluebirds to pay more of the striker's wages than in the first loan period that ended on 24 October.

"Financially it wasn't acceptable. It was a different deal from than he went on initially," said Mackay.

However, the Cardiff manager continues to seek his own loan signings.

"I'm talking to a couple of clubs at the moment - whether they come off or not is another matter," said Mackay.

"But… it's not been a particularly busy loan window for anybody and there's reasons for that - the lack of players available that are going to tick the boxes you need."

Doncaster manager Dean Saunders attempted to bring Parkin back, but Mackay says he had no reason to accept any change to the financial arrangements.

"There was no reason for that to change as far as we were concerned," said Mackay, whose team face Derby County in the Championship on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old striker featured in five of Doncaster's six Championship games during his loan spell, starting four times.

He failed to score but did help Rovers to two wins and a draw, helping them to move off the bottom of the table.