Cardiff City’s Lee Tomlin made his long-awaited return from a groin injury for the Bluebirds Under-23s outfit this afternoon.
Tomlin hasn’t played since the defeat to Queens Park Rangers on Halloween – with his problem forcing him to undergo surgery and then miss more than 20 matches in all competitions.
It means that the experienced striker hasn’t yet featured under new manager Mick McCarthy, but has played himself into contention for a return to the squad after playing the opening 45 minutes for the young Bluebirds in their meeting with Millwall at Cardiff International Sports Campus.
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If Tomlin managed to come through the game unscathed, he’ll be hoping to involved when the Bluebirds host Preston North End on Saturday.
Tomlin scored nine times last term, and has been a highly popular figure with the Cardiff faithful since making the switch from Bristol City.
And whilst Kieffer Moore has been in excellent form in front of goal, Tomlin’s potential return is a major boost for the Bluebirds in this congested season, and judging by their reactions on Twitter, Cardiff fans are excited to see the frontman back in action:
— Jake (@Jakeccfc2006) February 16, 2021
magic man is back pic.twitter.com/HJwlTUNwwu
— ً (@mateojamesh) February 16, 2021
Lee Tomlin 🤭🤭🤭 https://t.co/nZMQU8xHxj
— Mike Jones (@Mike_cott) February 16, 2021
Tomlin back 🤩 https://t.co/1j2Ze3R3io
— jac willis 🏴 (@jacwillisccfc) February 16, 2021
— CCFC Related (@CCFCRelated) February 16, 2021
Tomlin 😄 hopefully he comes through it ok!! https://t.co/jyzaneq0br
— Nathan Rees 🏴🔰💙🇦🇷 (@nathanrees1927) February 16, 2021
Nice to see Tommo back😍 https://t.co/7vdPSChjLn
— Josh Evans (@JoshEvs9) February 16, 2021
Tomlin yes lad https://t.co/e8qvEMa59E
— Shane Howells (@Shane_Howells1) February 16, 2021
— James Williams (@JamesWill_Sport) February 16, 2021
What you love to see!! 💙👌 https://t.co/hb1p3SQIDL
— Myles Evans (@Mylesyo02) February 16, 2021
— The Albatross Flies (@AlexxGalee) February 16, 2021