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.

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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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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 08 August 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Cardiff  
Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
Brentford v Charlton  
Brighton v Sheff Wed  
Derby v Rotherham  
Huddersfld v Bournemth  
Middlesbro' v Birmingham  
Millwall v Leeds  
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2 Blackburn 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0
4 Bolton 0 0 0
5 Bournemth 0 0 0
6 Brentford 0 0 0
7 Brighton 0 0 0
8 Cardiff 0 0 0
9 Charlton 0 0 0
10 Derby 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0
12 Huddersfld 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0
14 Leeds 0 0 0
15 Middlesbro' 0 0 0
16 Millwall 0 0 0
17 Norwich 0 0 0
18 N Forest 0 0 0
19 Reading 0 0 0
20 Rotherham 0 0 0
21 Sheff Wed 0 0 0
22 Watford 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0

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