Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

McNaughton back In As Connolly Suspended

McNaughton back In As Connolly Suspended

Cardiff City will surely turn to experienced right-back Kevin McNaughton after versatile defender Matthew Connolly picked up a fifth booking and automatic suspension against Leicester City.

McNaughton had been dropped to allow the inclusion of Connolly, once Mackay opted to revert to his favoured centre-back pairing of Turner/Hudson. With Hudson suspended in the last home match, McNaughton was restored to the starting XI - but did not have the best of games and was swiftly returned to bench duty as Hudson became available.

Connolly has looked assured in the role, but McNaughton remains the only specialist right-back in the Cardiff City squad. He was unlucky to be dropped in the first place, probably the first time he has not been selected when fit during his CCFC career. However, doubts over his distribution remain and 'Super Kev's' form has dipped. It cant be easy to come back in knowing you wont feature in the next game - but hopefully he can come in and do a job today.



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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Wednesday December 26 2012
Time: 9:59AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

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.

2017 Non League Day Announced

One of the biggest events of the year to promote the Non League game will return for an eighth consecutive season during the next international break.

Shrewsbury Crowdfunder Campaign Extended - 14/9/17

Shrewsbury Town's crowdfunding appeal to install and trial rail seating in their South Stand has hit the £50,000 mark and has now been extended.

Sky's Championship Deal Opens Up Streaming

The EFL yesterday concluded the terms of a new broadcasting deal with Sky that will run for five seasons from 2019/20.

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