Solskjaer backing for Cornelius

Last updated : 17 January 2014 By Michael Morris

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes striker Andreas Cornelius will make a big impact at Cardiff City.

Cornelius was signed for £7.5m in the summer from FC Copenhagen but has not started a Premier League game yet.

He was injured at the beginning of the campaign but is now fully fit again and has come on as a sub in seven BPL games since November.

Solskjaer reflected on his time at Manchester United and how injury blighted his first Premier League season.

"Andreas had a tough time with injuries and there is always a transition period with the culture and tempo," Solskjaer is quoted in the Daily Star.

"I had a great first season at Man United, then I did my ankle and the whole second half I couldn't get up to the pace of the Premier League.

"So that's what we're doing now with Andreas. We're trying to get him going and working on his confidence.

"He's not had any luck in front of goal, so we'll work every day putting crosses in and getting him fit. He will make an impact at the club."

Cornelius scored a late winner as City's Development squad beat Crystal Palace at Cardiff City Stadium on Monday.