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Mendez-Laing back with a bang

20th November 2018, 18:17 by Aidan Perkins

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing has given Cardiff a timely injury boost after playing for the first time since August for the U23s on Monday.

A fairly experienced Bluebirds U23 side won 2-0 against Watford in the Professional Development League Two on Monday, with forward Mendez-Laing getting a valuable first run-out since damaging his posterior cruciate ligament in the Premier League clash with Huddersfield in August.

The 26-year-old impressed with a goal, while Gary Madine also served boss Neil Warnock with a reminder of his talents as he was also on target in the win.

Mendez-Laing, who has 45 senior appearances for City, scoring seven goals, will now continue his recovery by stepping up his training before a likely further U23 run-out over the course of the next fortnight.

If all goes well, Mendez-Laing could be back in first-team contention for the clash at home against Wolves on November 30 or the trip to West Ham that follows on December 4.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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