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Adam Le Fondre relishing Cardiff City reunion

12 February 2018

Adam Le Fondre is looking forward to a return to his former club when Wanderers travel to Cardiff City in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday night.

The striker joined the Whites permanently last summer following the expiration of his Bluebirds contract, bringing an end to his three-year stay in South Wales.

With his first team opportunities limited during his time with Cardiff, Le Fondre spent much of his time with the club out on loan, including two temporary spells with Bolton.

Now set to return to South Wales for the first time since leaving the club, and, having got his name back on the scoresheet in spectacular fashion against Fulham on Saturday, Le Fondre is excited at the prospect of playing at the Cardiff City Stadium once again.

"I’m looking forward to going back and playing against them," the 31-year-old told bwfc.co.uk. "It’ll be a great game down there and we're feeling confident.

"My goal at the weekend was one of the best I’ve scored, a left foot volley, you can’t do much more.

"Jedi [Antonee Robinson] won a great flick on and it came over my shoulder, so I swung my left at it and lucky for me it ended up in the top corner.

"I don’t score like that very often but it’s just nice to score."

Le Fondre will not be the only player lining up against his former club on Tuesday with ex-Wanderer Gary Madine also set to face off against familiar faces following his Deadline Day move to Cardiff.

With Sammy Ameobi impressing in attack since the forward's departure and Zach Clough and Tyler Walker joining the club on loan from Nottingham Forest, Le Fondre says it is important that all of the Whites' forwards in the squad step up following Madine’s departure.

He explained: "Gaz is always going to be a big miss for any team, especially with the way we play.

"It’s up to me, Tyler [Walker], Sammy and Cloughy [Zach Clough] to take on the burden of attack and hopefully I’ve staked my claim to start."

A fan-favourite from the moment he joined the club, Le Fondre also took time to praise the club's supporters ahead of Tuesday night's trip to South Wales.

He said: "The fans were brilliant especially at the end of the Fulham game and I can’t repay them enough.

"It was magnificent and the sort of stuff where the hairs on the back of my neck were standing up because they were signing my song.

"Fulham are a really good team and we stifled them. We made it horrible at the Macron and in the end, it was a good point for us.

"Now we need to build on that and look to extend our unbeaten run on Tuesday."


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