Cardiff v Burnley preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday evening's Championship clash between Cardiff and Burnley at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Last Updated: 14/02/11 at 14:48

Austin: Faces late test

Austin: Faces late test

More of the games that matter

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

Burnley boss Eddie Howe will check on the fitness of striker Charlie Austin ahead of the game.

The recent signing from Swindon missed Saturday's 3-1 victory at Watford because he was feeling unwell and was replaced in the starting line-up by Chris Iwelumo.

Iwelumo was on the scoresheet at Vicarage Road and Howe will be reluctant to make any changes for the clash with Dave Jones' side.

Clarets striker Martin Paterson could be out for the rest of the season following the recurrence of a thigh injury in the recent defeat at Doncaster.

Midfielder Chris McCann also remains sidelined for another fortnight after undergoing minor head surgery.

The 23-year-old Dubliner, who had been complaining of repeated migraines, has been released from hospital following the procedure.

Peter Whittingham is likely to be available for Cardiff.

The midfielder missed Saturday's 1-0 victory over Scunthorpe with a dead leg but is set to return to the fold for what is City's game in hand over the majority of their promotion rivals.

Boss Dave Jones does not have any new injury concerns but may well rotate one or two to keep his side fresh for a demanding forthcoming schedule.

City's players reported for duty on Sunday with everyone okay barring the usual knocks and bruises, but that does not mean Jones will refrain from making changes.

Craig Bellamy is most likely to make way as the club continue to manage his long-standing knee injury effectively, with one eye on Saturday's massive clash at in-form promotion contenders Nottingham Forest.

All three substitutes against Scunthorpe - Chris Burke, Jason Koumas and Jon Parkin - played a positive role in securing the last-gasp triumph and may well have played themselves into contention.

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
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
Fulham v Brighton
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Derby v Leeds  
Ipswich v Charlton  

Footer 365

Paul Lambert: Aston Villa's new style here to stay despite lack of goals

Paul Lambert is sure the goals will come for Aston Villa if they persist with their current style of football.

Bobby Zamora tells QPR to give Charlie Austin a new contract

Bobby Zamora has told QPR to sort out Charlie Austin's future before his goals attract bids from elsewhere.

Jose Mourinho: It's only a matter of time before John Terry gets new contract

John Terry will definitely stay at Chelsea beyond the end of his current deal, Jose Mourinho says.

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