The Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy has said that he is extremely desperate to help the team achieve promotion to the Premier league this season. The Welsh striker is regarded as one of the best players in the division due to his experience of playing in the top competitions like the Champions League. The 33-year-old, though, is coming to the end of this stellar career and he is keen to go out on a high. Despite having a lot of years on paper, the striker has struggled with a lot of injuries. The Cardiff manager Mickey Mackay has carefully used the striker to the club’s advantage.

Cardiff City have been the team to beat in the Championship this season. They have suffered just one defeat in more than two months of football, which has seen them open a six-point advantage over Hull City in the table. Bellamy has so far made 17 appearances for the team in all competitions – most of them coming on as a substitute – and has scored four goals. The former Liverpool and Manchester City striker reckons that he has to provide more goals for the club in the future. Cardiff can now only focus on the league after exiting the FA Cup in the third round following the 2-1 defeat against Macclesfield Town.

“Craig has got a desperation to play for the club at the moment. He’s been enjoying his football and when someone is enjoying the game you see it in them. He’s got over his couple of knocks and he’s got match fit. These 90-minute performances from him now, these are the signs that he is getting up to speed. That’s big for us. I think when you see a player closing down in the 85th minute the way Craig does then it is just unbelievable,” said the Cardiff manager.