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Joe Ledley appears set to be playing in the Premier League next season after firing Cardiff into the Coca-Cola Championship play-offs.

The Wales international's goal in the 1-0 win at QPR guaranteed City a top-six finish, but Ledley is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with Stoke, Blackburn and Everton. Manager Dave Jones admitted the only way Cardiff can hang onto their prized asset is by securing promotion themselves.

"I've got no problem with what Joe is doing," said Jones. "He's in a position where he can pick and choose, but he wants to stay here and the only way we'll probably keep him is by getting there ourselves."

Ledley has suffered an injury-hit season and only recently returned to action following a double hip operation, but he picked the perfect time to score his third goal of the campaign, tucking away Mark Kennedy's cross with 10 minutes remaining.

His strike finally banished the memories of last season's dramatic collapse when Cardiff picked up one point from their last four games to miss out on the play-offs by a single goal.

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