Cardiff v Hull City: Team news for Championship clash at Cardiff City Stadium (3pm)
Hull City face late decisions over defenders Liam Rosenior, Ahmed Elmohamady and Alex Bruce, ahead of today's match at Cardiff.
All three players were included in the party that travelled to South Wales last night, but their fitness levels are troubling manager Steve Bruce.
Rosenior (groin), Elmohamady (thigh) and son Alex (knee) have all been suffering in the last week and again complained of soreness after Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Wolves.
Rosenior is thought to stand the best chance of featuring and if Elmohamady is unavailable, he would be switched to right wing-back with Robbie Brady coming in on the left.
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Should Alex Bruce be unable to prove his fitness, veteran defender Abdoualye Faye would slot straight into a three-man defence.
A change in system, from 3-5-2 to 4-4-2, would be needed if City’s worst fears are confirmed and all three injury doubts are ruled out.
Elsewhere, Steve Bruce must weigh up whether to throw new arrival David Meyler straight into his starting XI.
Corry Evans would appear to be the most vulnerable as the central cog, but his performances against Barnsley and Wolves could keep Meyler on the bench.
Cardiff will be without a trio of their brightest attacking threats as they look to notch an eighth consecutive home victory.
Craig Bellamy, Tommy Smith and Nicky Maynard are all ruled out to leave Malky Mackay with threadbare options in attack.
Maynard, a £2.75m summer signing, managed just three games for the Bluebirds before his season was ended in September with cruciate ligament surgery.
Bellamy (ankle) and Smith (hamstring) both fell victim to injuries in the 2-1 win over Watford two weeks ago and have been reported as having no chance of featuring against the Tigers.
Midfielder Jordan Mutch, another seven-figure signing this summer, may have an outside chance of being involved.
However, having been ruled out for the past six weeks with a foot problem, a place on the substitutes’ bench may be his best hope.
Mackay is unlikely to panic after back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.
Goalkeeper David Marshall had a torrid night in the 5-4 defeat at Charlton but his superb form this season should spare him from the axe.
South Korean winger Kim Bo-Kyung may stand the best chance of a recall.