Fulham have completed a deal to sign Tony Warner from Cardiff City on a permanent basis. The experienced goalkeeper had been on loan from the Bluebirds since August.

The 31 year-old has signed a two and a half year contract at Craven Cottage. Warner, who moved to Wales from Millwall in 2004, has more than 250 league appearances in English football to his name. He was an emergency arrival at Fulham in the summer after Mark Crossley and Jaroslav Drobny picked up pre-season injuries, but kept a clean sheet on his debut in the opening game of the season against Birmingham City.

Fulham boss Chris Coleman told the club’s official website: “Tony has been in impressive form for us and it was important to secure his services for the rest of this campaign and beyond. Both Mark Crossley and Jaroslav Drobny were injured at the beginning of the season which gave Tony the opportunity to show his ability early on and he has been a great asset to the squad, so we are delighted to sign him permanently.”