Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City Set To Call On 17 Year Old Debutant

Cardiff City Set To Call On 17 Year Old Debutant

Cardiff City look set to give a senior starting debut to youngster Adam Matthews when the Bluebirds travel to play Plymouth Argyle tonight. It is likely to be a tough game, and somewhat of a battle but Dave Jones will turn to a highly rated teenage prospect after a number of untimely injuries to the Bluebirds squad.

First choice full-back pair of Kevin McNaughton and Paul Quinn are both ruled out. Additionally, left-back deputy Mark Kennedy is also unavailable meaning a rare chance for Tony Capaldi to stake a claim for a regular starting spot. Matthews was a late substitute for the injured Quinn against Blackpool over the weekend and looked comfortable. If, as expected, he gets the nod tonight - he will have been selected over two other players who have regularly filled the right back position for the Bluebirds over recent seasons.

Miguel Comminges was a free transfer signing from Swindon Town who failed to convince last season. Nevertheless, he is relatively experienced and a natural right-sided full-back. He has a tendency to be unpredictable and is sometimes caught out of position but filled in regularly as a full-back last year. Alternatively, Dave Jones could have turned to versatile youngster Darcy Blake. The Welsh U21 International is still relatively inexperienced but has racked up a number of appearances for the Bluebirds, most regularly as an emergency right-back. He has always done reasonably well and looked a decent prospect.

For a 17 year old to get the call above these two more established players shows the quality and potential he has. Previous players like Ledley, Gunter and Ramsey have all broken through and been shown faith in from an early age. Matthews was signed from under the noses of local rivals Swansea City and been highly rated ever since.







Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday August 18 2009
Time: 10:45AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Which Championship Side Is Most Reliant On Home Form?

With the 2017/18 Championship season now finding itself in February as the campaign ticks towards May, which side are most reliant on the home form.

No Winter Break For The EFL

Earlier in the week the subject a winter break reappeared for the domestic game in this country, however the EFL have flatly ruled it out.

Football Discrimination On The Increase in 2017/18

A recent report from Kick It Out has found that there has been a 38% increase in incidents of discrimination so far this season.

Championship 2017/18 Golden Boot Battle (6/2/18)

The season might only be a few months old in terms of the calendar, but with high expectations for some players when it comes to this year's Golden Boot battle...

Cardiff City Archived 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:
Murphy28%
Peltier4%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards20%
Gunnarsson8%
Ralls12%
Bennett0%
Pilkington8%
Zohore8%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham4%
Sub-M Harris4%
Sub-Lambert4%
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

Vital Football Comment