Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff's Arsenal loanee to miss 3

Cardiff's Arsenal loanee to miss 3

Gilbert was dismissed for lashing out at Norwich player Paul McVeugh in the closing minutes of City's 1-0 defeat at Carrow Road. Both men were shown a straight red card for violent conduct and Gilbert will now serve a 3 match ban.

It was unnecessary and silly from Gilbert but he is only 19 and playing his first full professional season but it does leave somewhat of a problem for Dave Jones and Cardiff City.

Kevin McNaughton is returning early from a hamstring injury. It was initially feared he would be missing for 7 weeks but he has recovered well and is now training again. It may well be too early for him to play against Derby County this weekend although the player has marked that game as his return date.

If McNaughton is not fit to play, Cardiff must look at other options. Loan signing from Watford looks set to switch to his more natural right-back position with McNaughton (if fit) slotting into left-back or if not then Joe Ledley is likely to fill that role with Paul Parry switching sides and Flood / Kamara coming in on the right. Joe Jacobson is a promising young left-back who made his debut at the end of last season but it is unlikely that he, or Darcy Blake, will be asked to step in.

Riccy Scimeca can play right-back but Jones will be reluctant to split up his balanced central midfield partnership with McPhail.

Aside from Derby County (H), Gilbert will miss away trips to Sunderland and Colchester.


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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday October 24 2006
Time: 9:38AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Storm Caroline To Disrupt Weekend Action?

Fans are being urged to pay attention to the weather reports this weekend with parts of the United Kingdom set for snow.

EFL Goal Of November - 2017

The EFL have now released the candidates for the November Goal of the Month competition for the Championship, League One and League Two.

November MotM Nomination - Warnock (Cardiff)

The November nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are in.

Morrison In Team Of The Week (5/12/17)

Cardiff City are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Cardiff City Archived 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:
Murphy9%
Peltier7%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards35%
Gunnarsson14%
Ralls0%
Bennett0%
Pilkington7%
Zohore14%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham7%
Sub-M Harris0%
Sub-Lambert7%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League