Moldovan pleased to be back

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By Patrick Haond
Nantes fans are pinning their League Cup quarter final hopes on Romanian forward Viorel Moldovan when they take on Le Mans.

The ex-Coventry hit-man is back in the side after an unhappy six-month spell with Al-Wahda in the United Arab Emirates.

The 31-year-old revealed his delight at being back at the French club, a place he calls home.

"I am released and very happy," he told L'Equipe.

"I feel like a footballer again. Returning to competition is something very important to me. I am starting a new life.

"It is true everyone expects me to bring something in attack, to score goals.

"I have always felt well here. At Nantes, I have returned to my roots."