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Cardiff City vs Leicester City (Team News)

Cardiff City vs Leicester City (Team News)

Cardiff City have a near full squad for the visit of Leicester City with only midfielder Stephen McPhail definitely ruled out.

Gabor Gyepes (knee), Kelvin Etuhu (ankle), Kevin McNaughton (calf) and Peter Whittingham (hamstring) all look set to be selected after recovering from their respective problems. The latter three players were all withdrawn during the win over Boro and had under a week to recover but each has responded well and trained this week.

Joe Ledley is fit to play despite needing a hip operation, and with the retirement of Riccy Scimeca, Dave Jones only has Solomon Taiwo as back-up to the central midfield pair.


Leicester City have injury concerns over key striker Matty Fryatt and Wayne Brown, both will face late fitness tests but are expected to be available.

Defender Bruno Berner is definitely ruled out so Ryan McGivern is likely to start.


Both clubs will be looking to cement their place in the top six and not lose further gorund to West Brom in second place.



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday December 18 2009
Time: 3:36PM

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