Date: 23rd October 2008 at 12:51pm
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Former Cardiff City striker Steve MacLean lined up against Cardiff City reserves yesterday and scored the two goals which saw Plymouth Argyle reserves triumph.


MacLean was a free transfer signing from Sheffield Wednesday and surrered a number of injuries in a slow start with the Bluebirds. He never really recovered and made virtually no impact at all with Cardiff – missing a penalty on debut. His biggest contribution was probably in the FA Cup tie against Chasetown – setting up the crucial equaliser for Peter Whittingham.


Midway through the season, MacLean was allowed to leave for a staggering fee of £500k – unbelievable business for Cardiff City and the striker has now slipped down the pecking order with the Pilgrims – boss Paul Sturrock confirming he will be allowed to leave.


Nevertheless, MacLean scored twice yesterday as he and former Bluebirds loanee Simon Walton (another unpopular ex-player) saw off the challenge of a young Cardiff City side including two triallists.