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Chopra Makes Welcome Cardiff City Return

Chopra Makes Welcome Cardiff City Return

Cardiff City welcomed back lively striker Michael Chopra as he appeared from the bench during the final minutes of the 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

It was Chopra's first appearance since pulling up injured in mid-March when Barnsley visited CCS. It had been feared his groin problem would keep him out for the entire season, but his rehabilitation went well and he made a welcome return, albeit for just a few minutes.

The Bluebirds have struggled to fit all of Bothroyd, Bellamy and Chopra into the starting line-up and Welshman Craig Bellamy has excelled of late in a more advanced forward role with Chopra sidelined. However, his return does give Jones options and any club in the league would like to have a player of Chopra's quality available.

Chopra is likely to remain on the bench for today's trip to Preston North End, but with Bellamy working incredibly hard, and 3 games in a week - the two pacy strikers can share responsibilities and hopefully fire the Bluebirds to a fifth win in six.

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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday April 25 2011
Time: 8:35AM

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