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A CAREER IN PICTURES: ADAM LE FONDRE

PUBLISHED

17:59 28th May 2014

by @CardiffCityFC

A pictorial look at City's fourth summer signing.

Following the announcement of Cardiff City's agreement with Reading for striker Adam Le Fondre, subject to league ratification, we take a pictorial look at the career of 'Alfie' to date.

Stockport born front man Le Fondre started his career with local club Stockport County making his debut in 2004, scoring 20 goals in 91 appearances in total before joining League Two rivals Rochdale where he scored 38 goals in 67 starts for the club.

His scoring prowess continued to flourish at Rotherham United where he quickly became a Millers hero with 58 goals in just two seasons in South Yorkshire to attract the admiring eyes of clubs ready to give him a chance at a higher level.

August 2011 saw him arrive at Sky Bet Championship side Reading, scoring 12 goals as the Royals  claimed promotion to the Barclays Premier League as Champions under then manager Brian McDermott. 

The following year saw Le Fondre prove his credentials at the very top level, netting 14 goals in 37 appearances, despite the Royals’ struggles in the Premier League that season. It was form that continued in the Sky Bet Championship last season, netting 15 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions. 

In just under three years in Berkshire Adam made 110 appearances in all competitions, 51 coming as a substitute to make his scoring tally of 41 goals from 59 starts look all the more impressive. 

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