Injury Blow For Cardiff City's Gavin Rae
Cardiff City midfielder Gavin Rae will be missing from tomorrow's squad to face newly promoted Doncaster Rovers after chipping a bone in his leg. He could be out for a couple of weeks.
That means a re-shuffle in midfield but the likely change is the return of Riccy Scimeca, having missed the entire last season with recurrent groin problems - the former Nottinham Forest and West Brom player will resume his central midfield partnership with Stephen McPhail.
Other options available to Dave Jones are switching Joe Ledley infield with Whittingham or Kennedy to play on the left wing. Youngster Darcy Blake could also replace Rae like-for-like but Scimeca is a far more likely replacement.
The injury to Rae, and Loovens departure to Celtic mean at least 2 enforced changes - Purse and Scimeca likely to cover and add experience and leadership quality. Ledley and Kennedy are expected to be fit despite niggles while Paul Parry and Jay Bothroyd are puching for starts.