Selection dilemmas for boss Jones

Cardiff boss Dave Jones will leave it as late as possible before settling on his side to host fellow promotion hopefuls West Brom on Tuesday.

Last Updated: 15/02/10 at 14:56

Bothroyd: Could play against Baggies

Bothroyd: Could play against Baggies

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Carrying an injury-ravaged squad, Jones looked all set to turn to his youngsters for Saturday's FA Cup tie at Chelsea until striker Jay Bothroyd had an injection in his ankle and Gavin Rae voiced his intention to start despite a hamstring injury.

Combined with Darcy Blake's recovery from a back problem, Jones was able to send out a side that ran the FA Cup holders close before eventually going down 4-1.

But it remains to be seen whether Bothroyd and Rae will be able to handle two games in the space of four days.

To add to Jones' woes for the Championship clash at home to Albion, Stephen McPhail's season has been curtailed once again with the discovery he in fact cracked two ribs in last Tuesday's 2-0 win over Peterborough, ruling him out for around three to four weeks.

Defenders Mark Hudson (ankle) and Miguel Comminges (thigh), midfielder Joe Ledley (hips) and forwards Josh Magennis (broken fibula) and Kelvin Etuhu (ankle) already remain sidelined. But defender Tony Capaldi returns having been cup-tied at Stamford Bridge.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Sunday, 28 December 2014
12:00
N Forest v Birm'ham  
15:00
Blackburn v M'boro  
Blackpool v Rotherham  
Cardiff v Watford  
Huddsf'ld v Bolton  
Millwall v B'mouth  
Reading v Norwich  
Wolves v Brentford  
Monday, 29 December 2014
20:00
Fulham v Brighton  
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
19:45
Derby v Leeds  

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud deserved his red card for headbutting Nedum Onuoha

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud deserved his red card for headbutting Nedum Onuoha in Arsenal's 2-1 win over QPR.

Premier League: Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky give 10-man Arsenal 2-1 win over QPR

Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky gave Arsenal a 2-1 win over QPR despite Olivier Giroud's second-half sending off.

Premier League: Manchester City respond to Chelsea's victory by winning at West Brom

Manchester City won 3-1 at West Brom to reduce the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League back to three points.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

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