Date:Tuesday October 31 2006
Roy Keane believes ex-Newcastle forward Michael Chopra is the danger man for Cardiff.
Chopra scored at the Stadium of Light for the big rivals from Tyneside in their 4-1 win last season. After coming on as a substitute with Sunderland 1-0 up, the young striker equalised with his first touch before Newcastle raced ahead.
And after dropping a division to join Cardiff this summer, Roy Keane is fully aware of the threat he poses.
He added: 'I have seen Chopra a few times and he is a natural goalscorer. Some times you need to take a stop backwards to move forwards and he has certainly done very well for Cardiff.
'This is another gauge for us to see how far we think we might have come. Cardiff are a good side and in Dave Jones, they have an excellent manager, someone I have the highest respect for.
'He's bought well and I'm certainly not surprised they are where they are. I full expect them to be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.'
And Chopra himself has admitted that, as a boyhood Newcastle fan, he can't wait to play on Wearside again.
"We need to get back to winning ways and it would mean so much to me to score against Sunderland.
"I scored within 15 seconds of coming on. We were getting beat 1-0 at the time, but I came on and made it 1-1.
"That changed the game and if you look at the photographs, you can see how much it meant to me.
'When you grow up on the streets of Newcastle, those are the games you dream of playing in.
"To get the chance to play against Sunderland for Cardiff is great and I'll be extremely happy if I score."
PDC: 'Environment worse here than Swindon' (Monday May 20 2013)
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Sunderland (Monday May 20 2013)
Stats: Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland (Sunday May 19 2013)
Team News: Tottenham Hotspur (A) (Sunday May 19 2013)
Tottenham Hotspur Preview (A) - May 19 (Saturday May 18 2013)
Opposing View: Tottenham Hotspur (Friday May 17 2013)
PDC to cut holidays for poor Spurs performance (Thursday May 16 2013)
PDC: 'Wickham needs a slap' (Tuesday May 14 2013)
Wickham included in England's U21 Euro squad (Tuesday May 14 2013)
Sunderland 1-1 Southampton (Monday May 13 2013)
|15. Aston Villa||38||10||11||17||-22||41|
|Bent Rumours Resurface (Again)
» Fulham : 25/05/2013 18:35:00
|A New Regime?
» Man Utd : 25/05/2013 17:27:00
|Maiga to Leave
» West Ham : 25/05/2013 17:21:00
|Champions League Final - Match Day Moments
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 17:13:00
|Biggest Mourinho Comeback Hint Yet!
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 17:08:00
|Two Future First Team Coaches?
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 16:56:00
|It Might Well Be Isco
» Chelsea : 25/05/2013 16:55:00