Lennie to step up search for attacker

Last updated : 22 July 2003 By Michael Morris
City on the attack.
22nd July.

LENNIE Lawrence has stepped up his chase for a new attack leader to avert a striker crisis threatening Cardiff City's return to Division One.

Both Peter Thorne and Gavin Gordon are injured and Bluebirds manager Lawrence will have to act quickly. He may even step up the bid for Spurs defender Gary Doherty and give the Irishman an attacking role at the start of the season.

First-choice Thorne missed City's pre-season tour to Scandinavia after being kicked on the foot in training and is having a scan on the injury today.

He won't be fit for Saturday's pre-season match at Cambridge United and is in real danger of missing the opening Nationwide League clash at Rotherham United on August 9.
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Robinson ready to fly in for Bluebirds debut. July 22nd.

JOHN Robinson will make his Cardiff City debut against IFK Malmo tomorrow.

The former Charlton Athletic defender, who joined the Bluebirds this summer, missed the start of their Scandinavian tour with a sore knee.

But he has been given the go-ahead to join the tour and flies into Sweden late tonight.

Robinson will play at least 45 minutes against IFK, the second team from the city, at Malmo Stadium.
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