Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City vs Middlesbrough (Team News)

Cardiff City vs Middlesbrough (Team News)

Only a Cardiff City victory today would seem to keep our hopes of automatic promotion alive, and we have the opportunity to put Norwich City under pressure for their trip to Portsmouth tonight - their more difficult fixture of the two remaining.

Michael Chopra again looks set to be on the bench as he continues his return from a hamstring tear. Mark Hudson though could be restored alongside Dekel Keinan after his knee ligament damage - allowing Kevin McNaughton to revert to a more usual full-back role.

It seems likely that the midfield and strikers will be unchanged for City, meaning a place on the bench at most for the likes of Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (on loan from Arsenal) and Jason Koumas.

Goalkeeper Stephen Bywater should be fit again after his hotel mishap last week, but Tom Heaton remains in pole position to start - dependent on the condition of his niggly hamstring problem.



iddlesbrough do have some injury concerns of their own to consider with Scott McDonald doubtful (hamstring) and defenders Stephen McManus and Tony McMahon(both ankle) facing late fitness tests.

There could be run-outs for Jonathan Franks and Luke Williams, but both are very short on match fitness after lengthy lay-offs while, Joe Bennett is unavailability with a virus.

Definitely out of the game are goalkeeper Danny Coyne (hand), Seb Hines (broken jaw), Merouane Zemmama (hamstring) and Nicky Bailey (ankle ligaments).



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Monday May 2 2011
Time: 11:52AM

Comments

0
well that all went a bit pear-shaped didn't it!
merlin
02/05/2011 19:47:00
0
Cracking under the pressure
Tiny T
03/05/2011 21:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

EFL Cup - Falling Attendances & More Rotation

Many fans have watched the seeming demise of the EFL Trophy, and it appears the EFL Cup may now be quickly following suit after the recent third round ties.

EFL In Favour Of Shorter Window & Other Changes

At a meeting of all EFL member clubs yesterday, there was a strong indication they would be in favour of making amendments to the summer's transfer window.

The UK's Tightest Derby Clashes - 2017

Ever wondered which local derby in the United Kingdom is the most closely contested?

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (20/9/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

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)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By:
Murphy12%
Peltier7%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards30%
Gunnarsson15%
Ralls0%
Bennett0%
Pilkington7%
Zohore15%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham7%
Sub-M Harris0%
Sub-Lambert7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
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)

Write for Vital Football