Cardiff v Barnsley preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Cardiff and Barnsley at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Last Updated: 21/10/11 at 17:41

Miller: Should lead the line for hosts

Miller: Should lead the line for hosts

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Kenny Miller is likely to return for Cardiff.

The striker looks set to recover from a groin problem that saw him miss Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifiers as well as Cardiff's last two matches.

However, fellow frontman Rudy Gestede is out having been substituted with a hamstring injury in the 4-3 defeat to Peterborough on Tuesday.

Manager Malky Mackay will also be looking to resolve problems in defence having leaked six goals in the last two matches.

Centre-back Ben Turner, who has returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines following a knee injury, played both matches and may be rested.

Cardiff are looking to rediscover their early-season form having only won once in their last six league matches.

Barnsley manager Keith Hill must decide whether to retain striker Craig Davies in his starting line-up.

Davies made his first start since August in the midweek win over Burnley after recovering from a groin injury but Hill admitted the summer signing from Chesterfield is not fully match fit.

Davies was replaced by Ricardo Vaz Te midway through the second half on Tuesday night and Hill must decide who to play alongside Andy Gray.

Defenders Bobby Hassell (groin) and Jay McEveley (unspecified) remain doubtful after missing out against Burnley while winger Matty Done and striker Danny Haynes are not yet ready to return following their respective hamstring injuries.

Midfielders David Perkins (hamstring), Reuben Noble-Lazarus (ankle) and Goran Lovre (knee) all remain sidelined as the Tykes chase their third win in four league matches.

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

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
19:45
Birmingham v Sheff Wed
Blackpool v Watford
Bournemth v Leeds
Brentford v Norwich
Cardiff v M'boro
Charlton v Wolves
Huddersfld v Wigan
Ipswich v Brighton
20:00
Bolton v Rotherham
Reading v Millwall

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 6 8 14
2 Norwich 6 7 13
3 Wolves 6 4 13
4 Watford 6 6 12
5 Charlton 6 3 12
6 Brentford 6 3 11
7 Millwall 6 1 10
8 Blackburn 6 0 10
9 Reading 6 0 10
10 Derby 6 4 9
11 M'boro 6 1 9
12 Sheff Wed 6 1 9
13 Bournemth 6 3 8
14 Ipswich 6 1 8
15 Cardiff 6 0 8
16 Wigan 6 1 7
17 Brighton 6 0 7
18 Rotherham 6 -3 7
19 Leeds 6 -5 7
20 Birmingham 6 -5 6
21 Huddersfld 6 -8 4
22 Bolton 6 -6 2
23 Blackpool 6 -6 1
24 Fulham 6 -10 1

Updated Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Daley Blind backs Louis van Gaal's brutally honest approach at Manchester United

Daley Blind says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's brutally honest manner is good for team-building.

Premier League: Manchester United winger Angel di Maria delighted with Old Trafford bow

Manchester United winger Angel di Maria was delighted with his Old Trafford debut after the 4-0 win over QPR.

Premier League: West Ham come from behind twice at Hull City to earn 2-2 draw

West Ham twice came from behind to earn a battling 2-2 draw with Hull City in an entertaining clash at the KC Stadium.

Mail Box

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

Woke Up This Morning Feeling Fine...

Man United fans are a more than a tad excited, Liverpool fans are a little depressed and we have mails on Mesut Ozil, Newcastle, Aston Villa and lots more...

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