Bluebirds star fit for Boro clash

Joe Ledley returns for Cardiff's trip to Middlesbrough on Sunday having sat out City's impressive midweek triumph at West Brom.

Last Updated: 12/12/09 at 12:57

Ledley: Set to face Boro

Ledley: Set to face Boro

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The midfielder is struggling to play to his full potential due to a hip problem, which was compounded by a groin strain picked up during last weekend's victory over Preston.

He has since been told he may need operations on both hips, something which would rule him out long-term. But he is able to play on for the time being without sustaining further damage and is expected to run out at The Riverside.

That will come as a relief to manager Dave Jones as a result of Cardiff's other injury problems. Fellow midfielder Riccy Scimeca, left-back Kevin McNaughton and forward Kelvin Etuhu were all substituted at The Hawthorns due to fitness concerns and the trio may all be rested.

Michael Chopra overcame a stomach upset to play and he will again be involved in attack alongside Jay Bothroyd, who makes his comeback following a one-match suspension.

Defender Miguel Comminges faces two months on the sidelines nursing a detached ligament. Stephen McPhail remains unavailable until the New Year as he undergoes treatment for cancer.

Kick-off 1.15pm.

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