Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Rae Of Hope As Gavin Passed Fit

Rae Of Hope As Gavin Passed Fit

One positive to come out of the past week, and postponement of the Bristol City cup game is that Dave Jones is not faced with the sort of midfield dilemma that would give any manager nightmares in that his options in the centre of midfield have been given a boost.

Gavin Rae broke two fingers during the 4-4 draw at Peterborough, and had his hand encased in a plaster cast. With Joe Ledley suffering a hip problem, McPhail recovering from cancer treatment and Riccy Scimeca recently retired - Jones was struggling for central midfielders.

Peter Whittingham tucking inside, forgotten man Sol Taiwo and promising youngster Aaron Wildig are the alternatives but Dave Jones now seems certain to opt for the Ledley / Rae partnership in midfield after the plaster cast was removed and Rae given the OK to feature.

Whether Ledley and Rae would get in the team on form is uncertain, though Ledley did grab his first two goals of the season last time out and is sure to feel less pressure. Both players have struggled for impact, and neither has produced a dominant midfield display or provided quality service to the strikers for some time.

A new recruit in midfield is a must if we are able to afford it, that wont come in time for the Blackpool clash so having Gavin Rae available for selection must be seen as a welcome boost.



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday January 8 2010
Time: 3:41PM

Comments

0
Ledley and Rae just isn't right, and Blackpool will play 3 in the middle so we're bound to struggle
Aderyn las
08/01/2010 16:25:00
0
yes but we haven't got any other options but we need another centeral midfielder.
aderynglas
09/01/2010 09:56:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Newcastle Game Switched

Cardiff City's final home game of the Championship 2016/17 campaign has been moved after it was selected for television screening.

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (21/3/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

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)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:
McGregor1%
Richards9%
Morrison0%
Bamba36%
Bennett0%
Noone0%
Gunnarsson0%
Whittingham0%
K Harris0%
Hoilett0%
Zohore54%
Sub-Halford0%
Sub-Pilkington0%
Sub-John0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football