Cardiff V Aston Villa at Cardiff City Stadium : Match Preview

11 August 2017 01:34
No new injury worries for Cardiff manager Neil Warnock

Cardiff have no new injury concerns for the Sky Bet Championship visit of Aston Villa.

So Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock is likely to revert to the starting line-up which claimed an opening day league win at Burton.

Warnock made eight changes for the Carabao Cup clash against Portsmouth in midweek, and Neil Etheridge, Lee Peltier, Sol Bamba and Kenneth Zohore will be among those returning.

Kadeem Harris (ankle), Callum Paterson (knee), Lee Camp (knee) and Rhys Healey (cruciate) remain out.

Villa boss Steve Bruce is likely to turn to his big guns once again for the game.

Bruce made nine changes for Wednesday's Carabao Cup victory at Colchester, resting Sam Johnstone, Neil Taylor, John Terry, Alan Hutton, Ahmed Elmohamady, Glenn Whelan, Leandro Bacuna, Henri Lansbury and Gabriel Agbonlahor from the side which drew 1-1 with Hull at the weekend.

Loan signing Josh Onomah, who appeared as a second-half substitute against the Tigers, was handed a first start and will hope he did enough to warrant another in south Wales, while there was a full debut for experienced defender Christopher Samba.

However, defender Jordan Amavi has joined Marseille on loan with a view to completing a permanent move and Bacuna could soon follow him through the Villa Park exit door.

Source: PAR


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