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Crystal Palace V Cardiff at Selhurst Park : Match Preview
Published : 21 Sep 2012 10:31:28
Crystal Palace V Cardiff - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.
Dikgacoi worry for PalaceKagisho Dikgacoi is an injury doubt for Crystal Palace ahead of the visit of Cardiff.The South Africa midfielder, who has scored in the Eagles' last two matches, went off with concussion during Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.Palace have signed former Cardiff defender Danny Gabbidon but he may not figure against his old club as he is building up his match fitness having not played a competitive match since February.However another ex-Bluebirds defender, Darcy Blake, could be involved.Skipper Paddy McCarthy is still missing with the groin injury which has kept him out all season.On-loan Blackburn striker David Goodwillie is waiting to make his full Palace debut having sat on the bench against Forest.Cardiff striker Nicky Maynard is expected to miss Saturday's trip to Selhurst Park.Maynard was stretchered off during the Bluebirds' 2-0 win at Millwall on Tuesday night after jarring his leg in the turf.He was seen by a specialist on Wednesday night and the club are awaiting scan results.Cardiff boss Malky Mackay could call on Craig Bellamy, who did not travel to Millwall as he is recovering from a calf tear.Matt Connolly is likely to keep his place alongside skipper Mark Hudson in the centre of Cardiff's defence due to the absence of Ben Turner, who is not yet fit.Turner is joined on the sidelines by Stephen McPhail (hamstring) and Rudy Gestede (knee) who look set to miss out through injury.