Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City vs Burnley FC (Team News)

Cardiff City vs Burnley FC (Team News)

Cardiff City suffered some worrying injury blows in midweek so will have to make changes to the starting XI and bench when Burnley visit and try to become the first side to take points from the CCS this season.

The Bluebirds already have long term absentee Nicky Maynard (knee) ruled out, so were missing on key striker even before the attacking duo of Craig Bellamy (ankle) and Tommy Smith (hamstring) were hurt on Tuesday. Both have been assessed this week, and will not feature but there are hopes that neither will need a lengthy lay-off.

City have moved quickly to secure a new addition with pacy winger Kerim Frei arriving on loan from Fulham. He will compete with the likes of Conway and Noone for the wide roles while Gunnarsson and Kim Bo Kyung will also hope to feature following the injuries.

Cardiff City may also have midfielder Jordon Mutch available again after foot injury. He was expected to be out for only a week, but has yet to play in 2 months following the injury. He is now in full training and available if Malky opts for the former Birmingham City man.



Burnley also have had a lively striker ruled out with a serious knee injury, but Danny Ings made a welcome return on Tuesday - coming on as a substitute and gaining 20 minutes football - his first action of the season. It seems too soon, however, for his to return to the starting line-up and a bench place is the best he will hope for.

Influential defender Jason Shackell is now back in the starting XI, having suffered several hamstring problems this season. He is being carefully monitored but will be selected if he had no tightness following the midweek win over Bristol City.

Winger Ross Wallace was a late withdrawal from that win, suffering a hamstring pull during the warm up. He faces a late fitness test, but is rated doubful to face the Bluebirds. Fellow midfielder Marvin Bartley has a groin problem and will definitely miss out.

Another player sure to miss the game is defender Ben Mee, who collected his fifth booking of the campaign on Tuesday. Joseph Mills or the versatile David Edgar looks likely to replace him at left-back.




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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday October 26 2012
Time: 3:00PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Bristol Rovers Tie Set & On TV

The League Cup first round tie against Bristol Rovers has now had the date confirmed, and it's also been selected for screening by Sky Sports.

Bournemouth Prices Confirmed

Cardiff City have now confirmed the prices for the pre season friendly game against Premier League side Bournemouth.

Oshilaja Heading Back To Gillingham

Oshilaja has had two loan spells with Gillingham so far with the defender reportedly heading back to the League 1 club for a third spell.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Marshall3%
Peltier3%
Connolly18%
Turner9%
Malone3%
Noone3%
O'Keefe3%
Whittingham3%
Lawrence3%
Pilkington28%
Immers6%
Sub - Zohore0%
Sub - Harris0%
Sub - Ecuele Manga18%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)