Club News

City's Tuesday night goal hero Rudy Gestede has been called up to the Benin international squad for their World Cup Qualifier with Algeria on March 26th.

The French-born striker - who holds three passports (France, Benin & USA) - represented France at Under 19 level between 2006-2008.

But Rudy has now committed to playing for the West African country of his family's origin and will fly out to link up with Les Écureuils (The Squirrels) following the Bluebirds' fixture at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Speaking of the call up, Rudy said: “It’s been a good week for me personally.

"I will meet up with the Benin squad to play Algeria in a World Cup Qualification game next week having played against Leicester on Tuesday and scored. Hopefully this run can keep going for Club and Country."

In other international news, Craig Bellamy is part of the Wales squad to face Scotland and Croatia, while David Marshall is part of the Scotland squad that will also take on Serbia. Aron Gunnarsson will link-up with Iceland for their game with Slovenia on March 22nd.

In addition, David Richards and Theo Wharton have been placed on standby for the Wales Under 21 Squad that play against Moldova in the UEFA qualifying match in Llanelli on Friday 22nd March 2013.