Jones calms injury concerns

02 April 2008 09:31
Cardiff City manager Dave Jones expects two of the three players who picked up knocks during Tuesday's goalless draw with West Brom to be fit for Sunday's FA Cup semi-final. Paul Parry, Steven Thompson and Warren Feeney all picked up injuries in the Championship stalemate at Ninian Park, but the Bluebirds boss played down the injury concerns ahead of the Wembley date with Barnsley. Only Northern Ireland striker Feeney is doubtful for the last-four showdown with the Tykes after pulling up with a potential hamstring problem. "If I'm playing a semi-final of the FA Cup I would play with a broken leg," claimed Jones. "It would take more than that to keep me out, so I would be disappointed if they (Parry and Thompson) weren't ready." On the performance, he added: "I thought both sets of players came out with a lot of credit today. "I thought there was no quarter given from both sides and I enjoyed the football match."

Source: ESA