Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Defensive Injury Crisis For Cardiff

Defensive Injury Crisis For Cardiff

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones has a major worry ahead of tomorrow's game after some key players picked up injuries - unfortunately all in the same position!


First we had Kevin McNaughton sidelined after the Hull City game - he is now returning but not yet ready for match action.


Now, his stand-in Darcy Blake is ruled out for three weeks with a groin injury. Add to that a back problem picked up by left-back Tony Capaldi and we have no full-backs left!


Joe Ledley can be played at left back but he missed Wales' win midweek after aggrevating his groin injury.


Within the youngsters, Matt Smith and Adam Matthews are possibilities at left-back but neither has any league experience and both are very young.


That leads us to look at other options for right-back from within the current squad. That means that either Riccy Scimeca or Trevor Sinclair could cover as an emergency right back.



Of course, the other alternative is to switch to a 3 centre-back system with Darren Purse coming in. Whittingham, Sinclair, Ledley (if fit) and Aaron Ramsey could all do an effective job as wing-backs (Rae, McPhail, Rasmey/Scimeca in the centre) but can anyone see Dave Jones going for that - I can't.


We wait and see.....




Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday March 28 2008
Time: 9:26AM

Comments

0
hey its lucky we signed williams then........ oh wait a minute......
chrisgti
28/03/2008 10:18:00
0
a talented young Welshman, capable of playing anywhere along the back 4? Why would we want him...?!?
bluebirdshroom
28/03/2008 10:50:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Retires?

Recent Cardiff City Articles

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

September TV Selections Made - Soon To Be Announced

Sky Sports selected their TV picks for the month of September last week and fans will know which games have effected on Wednesday.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:
Murphy10%
Peltier9%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards36%
Gunnarsson9%
Ralls0%
Bennett0%
Pilkington0%
Zohore18%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham9%
Sub-M Harris0%
Sub-Lambert9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment