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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 07:39 GMT
Earnshaw unaware of Cardiff link
Derby striker Rob Earnshaw
Earnshaw has had few opportunities to impress at Derby
Out-of-favour Derby County striker Rob Earnshaw says he knows nothing of a mooted deal to rejoin Cardiff City.

BBC Wales Sport understands Cardiff have made an inquiry about signing the Wales international on loan.

But the Bluebirds were not given any encouragement by the Premier League strugglers, who would appear to favour selling Earnshaw to another club.

"Joining Cardiff hasn't crossed my mind and nothing has been said to me about it," Earnshaw told BBC Wales Sport.

Earnshaw, who left Cardiff in 2004 after seven years at Ninian Park, has started just two games for Derby this season following his 3.5m summer move from Norwich City.

I need some minutes to show what I can do and hopefully everything else will take care of itself

Rob Earnshaw

The 26-year-old was set to play his first game under new manager Paul Jewell in Tuesday's FA Cup third round replay against Sheffield Wednesday, but a waterlogged pitch at Hillsborough left Earnshaw frustrated.

He accepts some clubs could be interested in securing his services during the January transfer window, but remains determined to force himself into the reckoning at Derby.

"I still feel like a new singing because I've only played two games - and one of them was on the right wing," said Earnshaw, who has been out with a calf problem.

"So it's been a little bit difficult and I feel I've just got here and I'm waiting to play.

"It is hard and I don't know what's going to happen but I want to do well for Derby.

"I've had a different manager and a different chairman since joining so the whole club has changed around since I came here five months ago.

"I need some minutes to show what I can do and hopefully everything else will take care of itself."

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