UK time is: 16:05:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Double Bad-Luck For Cardiff City's McNaughton

Cardiff City full-back Kevin McNaughton put in a good shift in his last appearance, the 4-2 away victory over Scunthorpe Untied and again showed his versatility after switching to the left, to accomodate Lee Naylor's departure with replacement Adam Matthews more comfortable on the right.

Although not initially called up, Scotland's ever growing injury crisis led to a late call-up for the former Aberdeen man when team-mate Chris Burke and others withdrew from the squad to face the Faroe Islands on Saturday.

Unfortunately for Super Kev, he had also picked up a knock and had to decline the opportunity to join his countrymen, another cruel blow as he remains on the fringes of the Scotland squad. Several past occasions have seen him work hard to win a call-up, only for injury to strike and rule him out.

Early on in the match against the Iron, McNaughton produced a spublime moment of skill after bursting forwards, shrugging off several challenges before sending a neat chip over Joe Murphy, but unfortunately just wide of the post. A goal would have capped a fine individual move, and been well deserved for the full-back who has gotten forward to great effect this season. All the Cardiff City fans would love a goal for McNaughton, whose consistent defensive play is a key feature of our style.

It could be argued that McNaughton should stay back, with the wealth of attacking threat available to the Bluebirds. However, his bursts forward and turn of pace have produced great attacking platforms and his understanding and synergy with fellow right-sided player Chris Burke have been a joy to watch. The Scottish duo link up brilliantly.

McNaughton was suffering with a sore ankle following Saturday's win. Both he and Lee Naylor are currently in contention, and hoping to recover in time for Saturday's home clash with Nottingham Forest.




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:Tuesday November 16 2010

Time: 1:25PM

Your Comments

.. McNaughton and Burke the best combination down the wing we've EVER had? poll?
gtsutton
Tough one - I'd have to go for Jeff Eckhardt and Jason Low personally !
bluebirdshroom
In order: Kev and Burkey > Kev and Routledge > Kev and Whittingham > Kev and Parry > Kev and Sinclair.......probably dont need to continue!
Bonesy
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

10m Medel Offer From Galatasaray (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Medel Inching Towards Cardiff Exit (Wednesday July 23 2014)

FK Amkar Perm 3-0 Cardiff (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Caulker Departs For QPR (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Third Tour Match Details Change (Monday July 21 2014)

Ole Delighted With Day's Efforts (Saturday July 19 2014)

Cardiff 3-0 Teuta Durres (Saturday July 19 2014)

Cardiff 3-2 TSV 1860 Munich (Saturday July 19 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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Opinion: 5 Players Clark Should Sign
Birmingham : 25/07/2014 12:14:00
Kidderminster v Birmingham City
Birmingham : 25/07/2014 11:54:00
Sevilla Join Fer Chase
Norwich : 25/07/2014 11:29:00
Vulnerable Valiant.
Charlton : 25/07/2014 11:09:00
Cherries unveil new third kit
Bournemouth : 25/07/2014 10:14:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 37%
Fabio 4%
John 2%
Mutch 0%
Caulker 13%
Turner 4%
Daehli 26%
Whittingham 4%
Campbell 0%
Gunnarsson 2%
Bellamy 2%
Sub - Cowie 2%
Sub - Healey 2%
Sub - James 2%