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Cardiff undecided on Hasselbaink

Cardiff striker Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink
Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink joined the Bluebirds in August 2007

Cardiff manager Dave Jones says there is no basis to media reports that Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink will leave the Bluebirds in the summer.

"I don't know where the story came from, it's all speculation at the end of the day," he told BBC Sport Wales.

"I will make the decisions along with the chairman (Peter Ridsdale) for the benefit of the club but it's impossible to please every fan, that's football."

Cardiff have an extra one-year option on the former Chelsea striker, 36.

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The Netherlands international, who has enjoyed a prolific, well-travelled 18-year career, joined the Bluebirds last August after being released by Charlton, and has formed an effective partnership up front with Paul Parry.

Meanwhile, Jones insisted that the club's youth policy has set the Bluebirds on a firm footing for the future.

"We had to sell the likes of James Collins and Danny Gabbidon and people said that the crown jewels had gone," he told BBC Radio Wales' Sportstime programme.

We want to grow, and the next stage is to be able to buy

Dave Jones

"Then Cameron Jerome, Michael Chopra and Chris Gunter went, but you look at the club and there are a lot of assets there.

"They are putting the club on firm ground whereas previously it was on shifting sand.

"The younger element will be looked at by some of the bigger clubs, but we are trying to build, not to dismantle.

"We want to grow, and the next stage is to be able to buy."


see also
Hasselbaink signs for Bluebirds
16 Aug 07 |  Cardiff City
BBC Sport Wales coverage
24 Dec 06 |  Wales


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