Feeney targets City comeback

Last updated : 23 January 2008 By Michael Morris
Feeney found himself down the pecking order behind the likes of Fowler, Hasselbaink and MacLean and was loaned out to Swansea to get games

Feeney proved to be a hit at the Liberty with 6 goals for the Jacks before he was injured. That injury cost him a permanent move down West and with full fitness expected in about 6 weeks time Feeney is hoping to make his mark at Ninian Park again, especially with Robbie Fowler injured and Steve MacLean sold to Plymouth.

"Steve has gone now to play regular football. I don't think he let anybody down at the club, and although it's a good move for him, I have to be selfish and say that when I'm fit I'll be ready and waiting for a starting place," Feeney told the Echo.

"I'm out of plaster and although it's going to take a while, I'm totally focussed on getting back and challenging for a place in the first team.

"Cardiff is a great club and with the new stadium in place it's a club that is going places, and I want to be part of that whole thing.

"My plan now is to make the first team at Cardiff and I'm about two to three weeks off running.

"I'm in the gym every day and working hard with physio Sean (Connelly) with the hope that I can play for the final two months of the season.

"Hopefully, I'll be ready for selection in four to six weeks, but to be honest I have set myself a target to be ready in a month."

And as for being loaned to City's firece rivals, Swansea City?

"I made it clear when I went to Swansea that it was because I needed games," he said.

"I didn't want to sit back and pick-up a wage - I wanted to earn it.

"There are a lot of games coming up with Northern Ireland and I know it might have been a bit strange for me to play for Swansea, but I get paid to play football and it was has simple as that.

"It was just unfortunate that I got injured playing for Swansea."