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Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer relishing Sunderland battle

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he cannot wait for tomorrow's noon showdown with fellow Barclays Premier League relegation candidates Sunderland.

Both clubs are battling for top-flight survival, suggesting there will be plenty of frayed nerves at the Stadium of Light.

Cardiff could climb out of the bottom three if they win, and Solskjaer's team will head north following victory at Southampton and a draw against Stoke.

Sunderland, though, trumped that by holding Manchester City to a draw and then winning away against title-chasing Chelsea last weekend.

"If you look at the league table, it's just as big for both of us," Solskjaer said. "It is still so tight down at the bottom that a win will be hugely needed for both us, while a draw is probably no good for either of us.

"I wouldn't be in football if I was nervous. You have to look forward to games. I used to do that as a player, and I do it now."

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