Craig Bellamy has hinted that he may retire from professional football if he can help Cardiff avoid relegation from the Premier League.

The 34-year-old joined his hometown club from Liverpool in 2012, and helped them to seal a stunning promotion to the top tier.

Bellamy looks set to return to the Bluebirds’ first-team following a three-game ban this weekend, and will have his work cut out to save the South Wales side.

Cardiff are currently just one point from the foot of the Premier League table, and three off of safety with 11 games to go.

Although the bottom end of the division is a close-knit affair, the newly promoted side have been in awful form of late, despite the introduction of Old Gunner Solskjaer as manager.

Bellamy says that he feels fit enough to prolong his career, but the much-travelled striker says that he may go out on a high if he can keep Cardiff up:

“I feel sharp and quick, I actually feel that I have got a very good chance of deciding games now, whereas I didn’t feel like that at the start of the season.” He is quoted by The Telegraph.

“Who knows where my career goes at the end of the season. But if it is to finish, what a nice way to go out by keeping this club in the Premier League. It would just be a great achievement, like promotion was last year. I would love to leave the club in a healthy state.”

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