Bluebirds seal Chopra loan
Sunderland striker joins Cardiff on two-month deal
Last Updated: November 6, 2008 11:00am
Chopra: Cardiff return
Sunderland have confirmed that Michael Chopra has joined Cardiff on a two-month loan deal.
Chopra played for the Bluebirds in 2006/07 before moving to the Stadium of Light for £5million last summer.
He has scored just six goals in 33 appearances for the Black Cats, including a brace in the 2-0 victory over North East rivals Middlesbrough in September.
The 24-year-old has had few opportunities of late following the summer arrivals of Djibril Cisse and El-Hadji Diouf and also suffered from off-field problems.
With Kenwyne Jones now back from injury as well, Chopra has been the main casualty of the competition for places.
Roy Keane has now allowed Chopra to head back to Cardiff until the end of December to get some regular games under his belt.
Chopra netted 22 league goals in 42 games for Cardiff and Bluebirds boss Dave Jones will be delighted to bring him in after losing two forwards to injury in Saturday's defeat to Wolves.
Ross McCormack is set to be sidelined for three to four weeks with a hamstring problem, while Jay Bothroyd could be out for twice as long.