Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

West Brom v Cardiff (team news)

West Brom v Cardiff (team news)

Cardiff City face a selection crisis for tonight's game against West Brom.

Strikers Michael Chopra and Simon Walton are suspended following red cards against Leeds and join Glenn Loovens (ban) and Darren Purse (back) on the sidelines.

Riccy Scimeca has been out of action for several weeks with a torn hamstring, he is nearing full fitness but the game may come to early for him to face his former club. Kerra Gilbert was withdrawn at half-time with an ankle injury on Saturday and Paul Parry will also face a late fitness test after being clattered by Kevin Nicholls.

Jason Byrne, recently recovered from an ankle problem is set to replace Chopra while Chris Gunter will slot into right-back and Kevin McNaughton may again be asked to stand in as an emergency centre-half. Willo Flood is then expected to line-up in midfield alongside Stephen McPhail leaving City short of presence in midfielde and without a dominant presence such as Scimeca or Walton.

Youngsters Matt Smith and Darcy Blake are called up as cover to City's ravaged squad.



West Brom will be missing their valuable captain Curtis Davies, serving an automatic ban. Martin Albrechtsen is set to step in. The Baggies may choose to rest some players ahead of a gruelling week with a Championship game against Leicester and an FA Cup replay against Middlesborough to come.


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

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday February 20 2007
Time: 12:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Everybody Has Pulled Together

The Sky Bet Manager of the Month winners for February 2018 are in, which has seen Neil Warnock named as the top man in the Championship.

The EFL Bubble In Danger Of Bursting As TV Influence Grows?

The EFL have crunched the full attendance numbers for the season of 2016/17 and their results show a 6% increase compared to 2015/16.

February PotM Nomination - Morrison (Cardiff)

The February nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are in.

February MotM Nomination - Warnock (Cardiff)

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

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:
Murphy28%
Peltier3%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Richards18%
Gunnarsson7%
Ralls18%
Bennett3%
Pilkington7%
Zohore7%
Hoilett0%
Sub-Whittingham3%
Sub-M Harris3%
Sub-Lambert3%
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

The Vital Football Members League