WANDERERS are working hard to land striker Joe Mason on loan from Cardiff City.

Dougie Freedman has waited patiently all summer for the Welsh club to decide whether they were going to send the 23-year-old out for first team football.

Sources close to the Bluebirds say his move could go through in the next couple of days.

But the deal is by no means complete, with at least two other Championship clubs believed to be in the reckoning for the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international.

Mason made 16 appearances for the Whites last season in two loan spells, scoring six goals.

Cardiff have already signed three strikers this summer in Javi Guerra, Frederico Macheda and Adam Le Fondre and also have the likes of Kenwyne Jones and Nicky Maynard in their ranks.