UK time is: 08:18:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bothroyd Fit For Cardiff City vs Millwall Clash

Cardiff City`s key striker Jay Bothroyd has confirmed he is fully fit and ready to go as the Bluebirds play host to Millwall this weekend, looking to end a two match losing streak which has knocked the momentum of the team of course.

Bothroyd is integral to the team`s formation and style and despite a home 2-0 win in his absence, we struggled in away games at Leicester City and Ipswich Town (when he was making his way back to fitness) - losing both. In truth we have no back-up for the powerful yet cultured frontman and despite Andy Keogh`s work-rate, it is not his natural game and he cannot contribute what Jay does in that role.

A two week lay-off, talks of a hereditary calf problem and Bothrod`s second half substitution against the Tractor Boys had led to worries he would again miss out this weekend and we would again face a difficult task in coping without him. However, Bothroyd has moved to quell those fears and told the SW Echo:

"I will be OK to play against Millwall, the latest setback was a small, grade one tear.

"Calves can be tricky and I was delighted to play for 80 minutes at Ipswich. I never thought I would play the whole game."

"I may have to manage the situation a little better, but no more than that. I`ve had a full week training and will be ready for Millwall."


This is excellent news if Bothroyd is fully recovered. We need his presence, strength and creativity up-front, but simply must guard against throwing him in too early and seeing him sidelined for a longer period. With Olofinjana and Bellamy close to a return, and Chopra and Drinkwater also making good progress, Cardiff City are growing in strength after a disappointing week.

Millwall will provide very tough opposition, but many Bluebirds fans, myself included, will be much more confident about gaining a result if Jay Bothroyd is fit to lead the line.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 22 2010

Time: 10:12AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Noone Extends Deal (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Cala Hits Out (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Mackay's Honorary Status Revoked (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Pilkington - Time To Step Up (Monday November 24 2014)

Slade - We're Still A Work In Progress (Monday November 24 2014)

Vital Report: Cardiff 2 Reading 1 (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Friday November 21 2014)

Vital Preview: Cardiff v Reading (Friday November 21 2014)

Alfie Will Come Good (Friday November 21 2014)

Slade Expecting Tough Reading Clash (Thursday November 20 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Garrincha57 2
2. westonal 1
3. Dave Eade 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Birmingham 0 - 0 Cardiff
Bolton 3 - 0 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 1 Leeds Utd
Millwall 1 - 0 Cardiff
Cardiff 3 - 1 Ipswich

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28
10. Norwich 18 7 6 5 6 27
11. Wolves 18 7 6 5 -3 27
12. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
13. Sheff Wed 18 4 10 4 -2 22
14. Huddersfield 18 5 6 7 -6 21
15. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21

Breaking League News

LUFC On This Day - November 28th
Leeds Utd : 28/11/2014 07:10:00
Rowett Credits Lee Clark
Birmingham : 28/11/2014 07:00:00
Johnstone Joins Macclesfield
Birmingham : 28/11/2014 07:00:00
Peace Will Deploy Tactical Strategy to Foil Blues
Birmingham : 28/11/2014 07:00:00
Highlights: Barnsley U21s 0-2 Blues U21s
Birmingham : 28/11/2014 07:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Reading MotM
Suggested By:  Bluebird
Marshall 1%
Connolly 0%
Morrison 0%
Turner 0%
Brayford 0%
Pilkington 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Noone 0%
Le Fondre 0%
Macheda 0%
Sub - Daehli 33%
Sub - Fabio 0%
Sub - Jones 66%