Cardiff City Stadium

Next Game

Cardiff v Norwich

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Craven Cottage

Last Game

Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Mackay relaxed over schedule

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is confident his side can cope with any fixture congestion because of their experiences in the Championship.

Last Updated: 24/09/13 at 19:22 Post Comment

Malky Mackay: Will make changes for the trip to West Ham

Malky Mackay: Will make changes for the trip to West Ham

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Bluebirds travel to West Ham on Tuesday for a third-round Capital One Cup tie that will take place just two days after the last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Tottenham.

Mackay is expected to ring the changes for the trip to Upton Park but he expects there will be no drop in the full-blooded effort he has seen in their Premier League fixtures.

"I think it is easier for us to retain that work-rate when we have a number of games as there are slightly fewer games than in the Championship, where we regularly played Tuesday and Saturday," he said.

"You now have more time to recover and we have a lot of good people here in terms of our sport science and medical people who help the players recover.

"They are a very fit bunch, they run hard for each other and that will not change over the course of the season.

"No matter what happens in terms of results the effort will not change, it has not for two years and it will not start now.

"We were terrific against a real top team on Sunday.

"We have played three of last season's top six at home and we have absolutely gone at them toe to toe and our fans have seen that and I am very proud of them and going forward I am glad to be in the trenches with them."

Cornelius patience

Striker Andreas Cornelius is set to miss out again against West Ham as the Dane tries to shake off an ankle injury suffered at Accrington in the last round.

It has been an injury-hit start to the 20-year-old's time with the club, but Mackay has reassured the £8m forward the pressure will be off him when he returns to full fitness.

"We have sat down and spoken about it to him," said Mackay.

"He realises that so there is no pressure. He is a youngster who has signed a long-term contract at the club, a five-year deal. He is here for a long time and does not need to come here and hit the ground running.

"We have got other forwards. Fraizer Campbell has shown why he is a Premier League player already so it is about nurturing people and bringing them through.

"We did the same with Kim Bo-Kyung last year in terms of adapting and we will do the same with any other players."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Liverpool refused to consider Fabio Borini loan

The agent of Fabio Borini claims 'very important clubs' were keen on his client but Liverpool decided against a loan.

International news: World Cup winners Germany name Bastian Schweinsteiger as captain

Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named as Germany's new captain, assuming the role vacated by Philipp Lahm.

Transfer News: Aston Villa confident over loan deal for Tom Cleverley

Aston Villa are confident of signing Tom Cleverley on loan from Manchester United, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

Danny Welbeck - Yes, No And Maybe

And understandably busy Mailbox with the instant reactions with those happy and sad on their club's transfer dealings. On Welbeck, Arsenal, United, Spurs and loans...

It's That Time Again: 'Wenger Out'

Are Arsenal fans the ficklest in the Premier League? That's one question in the mailbox as Gooners call for Wenger to leave (again). Plus, plenty of reaction to Falcao...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property