Malky has chosed a strong starting lne up that included No.1 keep David Marshall, skipper Mark Hudson and an attack that includes Craig Bellamy and Fraiser Campbell.
New signings Andreas Cornelus and John Brayford are both on the bench.
Starting line up v Cheltenham: Marshall, Connolly, Hudson, Turner, Taylor, Whittingham, Bo-Kyung, Mutch, Noone, Bellamy, Campbell
Bench: Lewis; McNaughton, Smith, Brayford, Ralls, Nugent, Cowie, Conway, Cornelius, Maynard, Lappin, O'Sullivan.
City won their opening game last Wednesday 4 - 3 at Forest Green and they are back in Gloucestershire again today to face Cheltenham Town.
Source: Cardiff City Online