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The Cardiff man who could be watching from the bench after recent events

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Robert Glatzel joined Cardiff City from German club Heidenheim in the summer and has had a fairly average start to life in Wales. But with Danny Ward’s recent brace, is Glatzel facing a spell out of the starting line-up?

The towering German arrived in South Wales having scored 13 goals for Heidenheim in the Bundesliga 2 last season, and manager Neil Warnock was delighted to make him a Cardiff player.

But life in Wales has started relatively slow for Glatzel. He’s scored just twice in nine games for Cardiff this season, who’ve scored 16 from 11 games in the Championship.

Glatzel was started in Cardiff’s 4-2 loss at West Brom at the weekend but was replaced by Danny Ward after failing to impact on the Baggies’ defence.

Ward came on and scored two consolation goals for Warnock’s side – his third in four since returning from injury.

It puts the 27-year-old in good stead to get his first start of the season when Cardiff host Sheffield Wednesday a week on Friday, and could spell some time on the bench for Glatzel.

Warnock favours a strong and towering forward who can lead the line on his own and Glatzel has the attributes to do just that, but he’s still in need of some more time to adjust to the demands of the Championship.

He has plenty of competition for the starting spot at Cardiff too – as well as Ward, Cardiff have Isaac Vassell, Lee Tomlin, Gary Madine and Omar Bogle to contend with.

Warnock has so far put trust in his summer signing, but now may be the time for him to turn to someone else as Cardiff begin to build some momentum after a slow start to the campaign, and near towards to play-off spots.

All Glatzel can do is work hard over the next two weeks in training in the build-up for the Friday night game against Sheffield Wednesday.

He’ll be given more opportunities throughout the season but with Ward making an impact since returning from injury, could be made to watch from the bench against Wednesday.

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Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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