Kenny Miller's Cardiff potential excites Rob Earnshaw

Striker Kenny Miller has joined Cardiff from Turkish side Bursaspor
Striker Kenny Miller has joined Cardiff from Turkish side Bursaspor

Rob Earnshaw is confident that he can form a potent strike pairing at Cardiff City with fellow recruit Kenny Miller.

Scotland forward Miller completed his move from Bursaspor on Tuesday and made his debut in that evening's 1-1 pre-season draw at Yeovil Town.

Wales striker Earnshaw rejoined Cardiff from Nottingham Forest earlier in July.

"We're both quite clever, we both know the game, so on that side of it and linking up I think it's going to be easy," said Earnshaw.

"Hopefully it's also going to be exciting because we've both got good movement and we're both obviously going to try and score goals.

"If we can get everything else right in our build-up, get tight and get the team working together then hopefully we'll get a lot of chances as well."

Cardiff have had 12 players depart in the close season, along with former manager Dave Jones.

Malky Mackay has taken over the reins at the Championship club and has so far recruited nine players to fill the Bluebirds' ranks.

Pre-season results have been lacklustre for the new boss, with a 1-0 win over Charlton followed by losses to Celtic and Bournemouth and Tuesday's night's draw at League One Yeovil.

Cardiff complete their pre-season programme on Saturday against Italian heavyweights Parma, before beginning the new season on Sunday, 7 August with a tricky trip to West Ham United.

But Earnshaw says that results in these friendlies are secondary in importance to creating an understanding between the players on the field and a bond off it.

"We're going to try and build it up now and Parma is going to be a bigger game, a tougher test as well," Earnshaw said.

"We need to get our fitness right, there's a lot of boys who haven't too many 90 minutes [in pre-season], too many 60-70 minutes where you get a good blow.

"If we get that I think we'll be okay, not so much the result and all that. As long as we start understanding each other, understanding what the manager wants as well because that's the other thing.

"Everyone is getting to know what he wants, when he wants it and that discipline as a team to play the right way - free-flowing and good football, but as well... defending in the right position.

"There's a lot of things we're working on behind the scenes training and in games."

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