Craig Bellamy is planning to execute a great escape at Cardiff City before possibly bringing down the curtain on a spectacular and often controversial playing career.

The 34-year-old Welshman is poised to return to Cardiff’s starting line up at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday having been banned for the previous three games following an off-the-ball swipe at Jonathan de Guzman in last month’s South Wales derby.

But the much-travelled striker suggested on Friday that, come the end of the season, enough might just be enough.