Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Chopra Out But Still No Place For Keogh ?

Chopra Out But Still No Place For Keogh ?

Cardiff City will name new striker Andy keogh in today's squad to face Portsmouth, but the on-loan Wolves man will be looking to force his way into the starting XI and go one better than Ross McCormack - frustrated by a lack of opportunities.

However, we are strong in the striking department and even the loss of Michael Chopra, out injured for approximately 2 months does not mean that Keogh will be starting today. In fact, it seems highly likely that he will not be selected to start the match.

I can see Dave Jones lining up one of two ways:



Blake/Matthews, Hudson, Gyepes, McNaughton/Naylor

Burke, Olofinjana, Drinkwater, Whittingham

Bothroyd, Bellamy




Blake/Matthews, Hudson, Gyepes, McNaughton/Naylor


Drinkwater, Whittingham

Burke                               Bellamy


Neither of those formations allows the inclusion of Keogh, though he and fellow loanee Jason Koumas would be able to replace any of the front 5 to add a further attacking option. Chris Burke was mightily unlucky to be dropped last weekend, and answered Dave Jones perfectly with an excellent display - capped by an impressive finish for the third goal.

There is real competition for places, and the likes of Koumas, Keogh and McPhail will struggle to break into the starting XI as is. Dave Jones has never been one to rotate and usually shows faith to a core of 12 / 13 players. It seems certain Keogh would only have joined if he thought he would get regular first team action.....we'll have to wait and see!

Join Vital Cardiff

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Click here to sign up for Vital CARDIFF CITY.

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

Date:Saturday August 28 2010
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Everybody Has Pulled Together

The Sky Bet Manager of the Month winners for February 2018 are in, which has seen Neil Warnock named as the top man in the Championship.

The EFL Bubble In Danger Of Bursting As TV Influence Grows?

The EFL have crunched the full attendance numbers for the season of 2016/17 and their results show a 6% increase compared to 2015/16.

February PotM Nomination - Morrison (Cardiff)

The February nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are in.

February MotM Nomination - Warnock (Cardiff)

The February nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are in.

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:
Sub-M Harris3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League