UK time is: 14:12:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Derby County vs Cardiff City (Team News)

Cardiff City remain hit by injuries with a real defensive crisis on Malky Mackay's hands with Ben Turner (hamstring), Andrew Taylor (calf)and Kevin McNaughton (thigh) all extrmely doubtful and likely to feature on Sunday at the earliest. Add to that the fact that emergency loan defender Simon Lappin is suspended due to a red card on debut - and City are in trouble!

Ben Nugent and Mark Hudson will again pair up in the centre, with Matt Connolly and potentially Adedeji Oshilaja or Declan John coming in on the flank. A flat-back three, or an emergency full-back role for a midfielder are also options (Whitts has played left back but would be wasted, Gunnarsson/Cowie contenders).

Jordon Mutch and Craig Bellamy have returned from foot and ankle injuries respectively and are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up but Kadeem Harris, Stephen McPhail and Nicky Maynard are all ruled out. Tommy Smith is recovering from a hamstring problem, but a mid-December return is most likely for the ex-QPR man.


Derby County manager Nigel Clough does not have the same injury problems to contend with, but will check on youngster Will Hughes, who picked up an ankle injury against Birmingham and is rated 50:50.

Jamie Ward (hamstring) is a longterm absentee for the Rams, but matchwinner Nathan Tyson could step straight in after his weekend heroics. Mason bennett has also recently returned to action after injury and is pushing for selection.






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 27 2012

Time: 4:29PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Brayford Set For League Debut (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Jones Part Of Ole's Plans (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Jo Inge Berget Signs For Celtic (Monday July 28 2014)

Yeovil 1-4 Cardiff (Monday July 28 2014)

Defender Deal Unlikely (Sunday July 27 2014)

Campbell Completes Palace Move (Friday July 25 2014)

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

Medel Inching Towards Cardiff Exit (Wednesday July 23 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

Redknapp Admits Move For Leroy Fer
Norwich : 30/07/2014 14:10:00
Gary O'Neil
Norwich : 30/07/2014 14:00:00
Russell Backs Thorne Recovery
Derby County : 30/07/2014 14:00:00
Stockdale Will Be Missed
Fulham : 30/07/2014 13:08:00
The Championship 2014/15 - Derby
Reading : 30/07/2014 13:00:00

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%