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Wolverhampton V Cardiff at Molineux Stadium : Match Preview

22 Aug 2014 10:31:00

Wolverhampton V Cardiff at Molineux Stadium : Match Preview

Wolverhampton V Cardiff - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


No worries for Jackett

Wolves are aiming to complete a hat-trick of wins against the relegated sides when they host Cardiff on Saturday.

Kenny Jackett's men have already beaten Norwich and Fulham, who came down from the Barclays Premier League with the Bluebirds last season, in the Sky Bet Championship.

The manager will pick from the same squad after Bakary Sako's strike was enough to earn them a 1-0 win at Craven Cottage on Wednesday.

It means captain Sam Ricketts is likely to start on the bench again, as he waits for his first league appearance of the season, with vice-skipper Danny Batth taking the armband.

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his team's good start to the season will not suffer from the Malky Mackay controversy.

The Bluebirds have won two and drawn one of their first three Championship games but the build-up to Saturday's trip has been dominated by the sexist, racist and homophobic allegations made against their former manager Mackay during his time in south Wales.

"Football-wise, I'm sure the boys will concentrate on the game" Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference. "We're really focused and had a good start to the season, so I don't think it will affect anyone's performance."

Summer signings Kagisho Dikgacoi and Federico Macheda are both available to make their debuts after injury but Solskjaer might be hesitant to make too many changes after Tuesday's 1-0 win over Wigan took them into second place. But Anthony Pilkington is set to start after an impressive second-half debut.



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