Cardiff V Fulham at Cardiff City Stadium : Match Preview

06 January 2017 05:34
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Greg Halford poised to make Bluebirds bow

Greg Halford could make his Cardiff debut against Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Halford is waiting for international clearance following his move from Rotherham, but fellow newcomer Ibrahim Meite is cup-tied having played for Harrow Borough earlier in the competition.

Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock is set to give several of his fringe players a third-round run-out, with Emyr Huws, Stuart O'Keefe and Rickie Lambert all under consideration.

Jazz Richards stands by for his first appearance under Warnock after being sidelined with a foot injury since September, but Bruno Ecuele Manga is away on African Nations Cup duty with Gabon.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has suggested he will field a strong starting line-up for the tie.

Floyd Ayite and Neeskens Kebano, however, are both away on international duty with Togo and the Democratic Republic of Congo respectively, while defender Tomas Kalas remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Another centre-back Michael Madl is also a doubt and striker Chris Martin is unavailable as he remains in dispute with the club over his loan deal from Derby.

Fulham sit 10th, nine places above Cardiff in the Championship, but drew 2-2 at home to Warnock's men in August.

Source: PAR