Cardiff City - Rudy Gestede Makes Welcome Cardiff City Return
UK time is: 11:02:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rudy Gestede Makes Welcome Cardiff City Return

Cardiff City's tall French striker Rudy Gestede made a welcome return to action last night as the Development squad triumphed over Charlton Athletic. It had been a frustrating time for Gestede, ruled out with a knee injury since before the season started.

Unfortunately for Rudy, that injury saw him miss out on a full pre-season regime where he would have had the chance to feature in the warm-up games. His opportunities now look increasingly limited with Heidar Helguson brought in and Craig Bellamy and Etien Velikonja providing competition in the strikers department.

Gestede is raw, but has potential and possesses an impressive leap that saw him cause many problems for Championship defenses and the likes of Agger and Skrtel for Liverpool. However, if he is to develop - he needs gametime and looks unlikely to get that during Cardiff City's promotion chasing campaign - especially starting so far behind his team-mates in terms of fitness.

Potentially a loan deal would be an option for Gestede, allowing him to build fitness and earn valuable first team football. Malky likes his young players to remain with the squad, and benefit from his coaching team - but Gestede's case is somewhat different and he would surely benefit from a 1-3 months in League 1 or 2.

Either way, it's good to see the French striker back to fitness and available for selection if required. Hopefully, he can avoid the multiple injury niggles of last season and come back stronger and ready to fight for a place. If nothing else, he certainly offers a 'different' option !




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 26 2012

Time: 10:19AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Cardiff Know 2015-16 Opponents (Monday May 25 2015)

Honduran Striker Linked (Monday May 25 2015)

Moore A Wanted Man (Sunday May 24 2015)

Hands Off Whitts & Mason (Tuesday May 19 2015)

Marshall Gets Scotland Call Up (Tuesday May 19 2015)

Mason Linked With Wolves (Monday May 18 2015)

Cardiff Announce Memorial Match (Saturday May 16 2015)

Orient Winger Again Linked (Thursday May 14 2015)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Forest 1 - 2 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 2 Blackpool
Cardiff 0 - 0 Millwall
Ipswich 3 - 1 Cardiff
Leeds Utd 1 - 2 Cardiff
Cardiff 0 - 3 Bolton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Derby County 46 21 14 11 29 77
9. Blackburn 46 17 16 13 7 67
10. Birmingham 46 16 15 15 -10 63
11. Cardiff 46 16 14 16 -4 62
12. Charlton 46 14 18 14 -6 60
13. Sheff Wed 46 14 18 14 -6 60
14. Forest 46 15 14 17 2 59

Breaking League News

City Promotion Earns Hamilton A Bonus
Norwich : 28/05/2015 10:00:01
RUFC - A Look Back At Last Season - Pre-season
Rotherham : 28/05/2015 09:09:00
City And Celtic Target Winger
Norwich : 28/05/2015 07:53:01
King set for Dean Court arrival
Bournemouth : 28/05/2015 07:52:00
Only 17 Wembley Arrests, Police Say
Norwich : 28/05/2015 07:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Marshall 14%
Peltier 0%
Morrison 0%
Turner 0%
Fabio 12%
Kennedy 12%
Gunnarsson 0%
O'Keefe 0%
Ralls 0%
Mason 50%
Doyle 12%
Sub - Revell 0%
Sub - Pilkington 0%
Sub - Moore 0%