Earnshaw eyes the top
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Welsh international, a hat-trick hero in his country's midweek destruction of Scotland, has proved to be one of the hottest properties outside The Premiership, after registering 23 goals for The Bluebirds this season.
Although Cardiff would be reluctant to part with their prize-asset, given that they are reported to be £16 million in debt, a sizeable bid should be enough to tempt Earnshaw away from Ninian Park.
''I know I can score goals at whatever level,'' Earnshaw told the Guardian. ''I'd like to think that if I step up, I can handle it.
''Whatever I do in life I have that attitude to take everything in my stride. It's taken me a long way.
''I know people are watching me but I don't really think about what will happen in the future.''
The diminutive striker has proved an impressive performer at international level with six goals in just 10 matches, and the 22-year-old is now concentrating his efforts on cementing his place in Mark Hughes' starting line-up.
''Obviously John Hartson and Craig Bellamy are great players but I'm my own player and I'd like to think I can bring something different to the side,'' continued Earnshaw.
''It's nice to put myself in Mark Hughes' thoughts and, with a bit of luck, I can be more than just a substitute.''