Cardiff receive injury boost - impact for Ipswich, Millwall and Leeds

Cardiff City could soon welcome Ben Turner to the first team and the player is desperate to feature in the Ipswich Town and Leeds United fixtures.

As club-level football returns following the interruption of the international break, Cardiff City receive an injury boost as defender Ben Turner, who is one game shy of a century of league appearances for the Bluebirds, has indicated that he is yearning for competitive football.

The 26-year-old was a defensive mainstay during Cardiff City's stint in the Premier League last season and was expected to play a crucial part in the club's Championship campaign this year. However, the start of his own campaign was blighted by an ankle injury, which he suffered in pre-season.

"I'm back in full training and a reserve friendly will be played either on Friday or Monday," he explained on Wales Online, as he is desperate to link back up with the senior squad. "After that I would hope to be available to play at Championship level."

Cardiff City's home game against promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest on Saturday, but he could make the matches against Ipswich Town, Millwall and Leeds United.

"I was gutted when I was injured at Yeovil," Turner reflected. "After all the running and hard work I had put in, it felt awful to lose out right at the end.

"My ankle is okay now and I came through a personal fitness schedule for a couple of weeks before I joined in with squad training. I've been back out on the pitch for three or four weeks now."

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