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Earnshaw Keen On Cardiff City Return

Earnshaw Keen On Cardiff City Return

Former Cardiff City favourite Robert Earnshaw remains keen on a move back to his hometown club and has spoken publically about the prospect of a Bluebirds return.

The diminutive striker scored hatfuts of goals to help us move up the leagues, forming formidable partnerships with the likes of Leo Fortune-West and especially Peter Thorne. His goals were crucial to City, and his departure in a multi-million pound move to West Brom may have saved the club from administration.

Spells at Norwich City and Derby County followed before a £2.5m switch to Nottingham Forest. He mustered an impressive 38 goals from 100 appearances for Forest, with many such outings coming off the bench. he is now out of contract at the City Ground but has been in discussions over a new deal.

The prospect of Earnshaw returning is sentimental for many fans, but he remains a handful at Championship level, would be a free transfer signing and reminded us what he can do by scoring the winner in a 2-1 defeat, before a memorable strike in the play-off defeat to Swansea City.

Speaking to WalesOnline, Earnie seemed very keen on a move back home:

'People know how close I am to the club and its supporters.'

'I have a lot of fantastic memories at Cardiff and once I return from my holidays next week I will sit down with my agent and see what the best step forward is for me and my family, but I would not rule out rejoining Cardiff.'

'I loved it at City when I was there. If there was a formal offer on the table when I get back, who knows, it could be a goer.'

'I`m aware of the whispers back home linking me with Cardiff and I`m flattered.'



Earnshaw remains a natural finisher, and can certainly grab goals in the Championship next season. Signing proven goalscorers will be an absolute priority for Malky Mackay as we currently have only Jon Parkin and Nat Jarvis as strikers. There are doubts over big Parkin's future while Jarvis is a youngster and yet to appear.

A move for Earnshaw ticks many of the boxes, and he is one of a number of players we would surely consider, regardless of his previous links with the club. If a transfer can be sorted, Earnshaw will be assured of a hero's welcome when making his (2nd) debut.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday June 21 2011
Time: 12:50PM

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