Cardiff v Scunthorpe preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Championship clash between Cardiff and Scunthorpe at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Last Updated: 11/02/11 at 13:27

Whittingham: Suffering from a dead leg

Whittingham: Suffering from a dead leg

More of the games that matter

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

Cardiff's Aaron Ramsey, Peter Whittingham and Kevin McNaughton will be assessed ahead of the game.

Ramsey is suffering with tendinitis around his knee although it is nothing serious and manager Dave Jones will check on his condition as late as possible, although the on-loan Arsenal man will not be risked if he is not 100%.

Fellow midfielder Whittingham is suffering with a dead leg while full-back Kevin Naughton came off at half-time in last Sunday's 1-0 win at Swansea with a hamstring problem.

Craig Bellamy netted a late wonder goal to secure all three points at the Liberty Stadium but with five games in 15 days now coming up he may well be rested against the struggling Iron.

Lee Naylor missed out against the Swans but is now back in full training, as is Stephen McPhail (hamstring) who will be keen to build on his return to the bench last weekend.

Scunthorpe boss Ian Baraclough is again beset by injuries the game, but Abdisalam Ibrahim is available after suspension.

Goalkeeper Joe Murphy remains sidelined with a groin injury and defensive duo Rob Jones and David Mirfin are are still out as they recover from back and thigh injuries respectively.

Rookie centre-back Niall Canavan is still troubled by tendonitis, Michael O'Connor remains out with a knee injury and Cliff Byrne is battling his way back to fitness after a back problem.

Garry Thompson, meanwhile, has undergone a minor operation on the groin injury which has disrupted his season.

The Iron have lost 10 of their last 12 games, are without a win at home since August and lie second-bottom of the Championship.

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.

Footer 365

Liverpool's Europa League exit a boost to top-four chances ahead of Manchester City showdown, says Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher looks ahead to Liverpool v Manchester City and reckons the Reds might find it easier to bounce back.

Arsenal announce £11m profit and £138.8m cash reserve

Arsenal have returned robust financial results, with turnover increased to £148.5m and an overall profit before tax of £11.1m.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal eyes 'luck'

Louis van Gaal claims the most important factor in Manchester United's pursuit of a top-four place is 'luck'.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company