Date: 9th February 2017 at 4:52pm
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Sol Bamba is preparing to return to former club Leeds for the first time since his exit this weekend. He said he’s got no regrets about a decision to swap a promotion battle for a relegation one with Cardiff.

However, Bamba wasn’t part of the first team plans at Leeds ahead of his exit from Elland Road. Cardiff have also moved clear of relegation trouble and are pushing on for midtable security.

Ahead of his return to Elland Road on Saturday Bamba said he’s ‘loved’ being involved in a relegation battle at the Cardiff City Stadium.

He was quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post – via the Daily Star – as saying.

‘I`ve loved being in the middle of a relegation fight. I don`t mean it`s what you aim for as a player but like chasing promotion, it`s something to motivate you.’

Adding he felt that the games were just being ‘ticked off’ at Leeds last season.

‘I think a few of us found it difficult at Leeds last season with nothing much to play for, you feel like you`re just ticking off games. But I knew there was a job to be done at Cardiff and we`re all digging in. We definitely need the points as much as Leeds on Saturday.’

32 year old Bamba parted company with Leeds earlier on the season when it was mutually agreed with Garry Monk to end his contract. He was then snapped up by Neil Warnock – up for the January Manager of the Month – when he was appointed at Cardiff.

A potential future first team player at Cardiff could be youngster Connor Young.

Young – the son of former Bluebirds assistant and current academy coach Scott Young – has been offered a professional contract along with fellow second year apprentices James Wait and Cameron Coxe.

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