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Cardiff City vs Doncaster Rovers (Team News)

Cardiff City are boosted by the returns of a number of International players who have returned unscathed from duty. Additionally, a number of other players have returned to contention following injury troubles.

Icelandic midfielder Aron Gunnarsson retuns after ankle injury, while loanee Filip Kiss is now fully fit after hamstring niggles. Stephen McPhail is available after undergoing a rigorous and separate training regime.

Doncaster have struggled badly with injuries, the absentees surely contributing to their poor early season form. James Chambers, Martin Woods, Adam Lockwood and Ryan Mason are all missing while key striker Billy Sharp is also unavailable though has recently confirmed he is progressing well after ankle ligament damage. Fellow forward James Hayter is struggling with a knee complaint.

Influential Welsh midfielder Brian Stock looks set to return to the Rovers starting line-up while Shelton Martis, Mark Wilson and James O'Connor all returned to bench action after missing early season games.

This week saw Cardiff City Football Club, and football in general overshadowed by the tragic and untimely death of lifelong Bluebirds fan Mike Dye. Mikey was known to many around the club and many were extremely saddened and hurt to hear of the incident which took his life. Circumstances surrounding the events of Tuesday events have not been helped by some upsetting and ill-founded press reports, with some despicable and hurtful allegations made by supposedly reputable media sources.

If you are able, and would like to make a contribution to Mikey`s partner Nathalie, and their children as they try to come to terms with this tragedy, please donate here.

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The Journalist

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Date:Saturday September 10 2011

Time: 9:10AM


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