Earnshaw open to Bluebirds return

Earnshaw wants games to play for Wales

Earnshaw: Bluebirds return?

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Derby striker Rob Earnshaw has not ruled out a return to Cardiff if the move can give him regular football.

Earnshaw made his reputation as a striker with the Bluebirds, before leaving to join West Brom for £3 million in 2004.

He has since played for Norwich, before joining Derby for £3.5 million last summer.

But his appearances for the Rams this term have been restricted to just two starts and 11 substitute games.

He has been linked with a move back to Cardiff and said he would not mind dropping down from the Premier League to the Championship if it helps him play regularly.

Earnshaw needs games to get into the Wales team for the forthcoming World Cup campaign.

Frustrating

He told the Cardiff Echo: "It's been a frustrating time for me.

"But I would certainly not snub Cardiff or anybody else for the chance to play regular football.

"I think I'm a better all-round player since I left Cardiff, but it would not worry me one bit to return to Cardiff and play for them again.

"I also have Wales to think about. The 2010 World Cup campaign starts in September and I need games to stand a chance of being in John Toshack's plans."