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Ramsey makes long-awaited return for Cardiff

If Cardiff City could cling to one positive from Saturday's 2-0 defeat at home to Preston North End, it was the long-awaited return of Aaron Ramsey.

The Wales captain came on at half-time, having been out since September because of a knee injury.

Cardiff were already 2-0 down by the time Ramsey appeared, though his return prompted a standing ovation from the Bluebirds fans.

"He was a long time away, four months," said manager Erol Bulut.

"It's not easy for him to come in and change everything. He tried a lot - maybe in positions where he could have passed, he tried a shot. But this is normal.

"It's not easy to get your form back after four months away but, with minutes like this today, he will adapt better and get up to speed."