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5 October 2012

Chambo ready for TV clash with the Bluebirds

Luke Chambers is looking forward to Town’s SKY date with Cardiff tomorrow, a side he expects to be challenging for promotion come May.

The Red Dragons, as they are now known as, have been denied in the Championship Play-Offs for the last three seasons and Chambo expects to see them there or thereabouts once again.

“I would imagine that they will be up towards the top six again, for sure,” said the Town defender, in an exclusive interview with the matchday programme.

“There’s obviously been a lot of change there this summer, with the whole rebranding of the football club from blue to red, but on the pitch they look as solid as ever.

“It should be a good occasion, with the game being live on Sky, and hopefully we can show the viewing public what we can do as well as sending our fans home happy with the three points and a first home win of the season.”

You can read the full exclusive interview with Luke in tomorrow’s matchday programme, which you can also purchase online here.

Team news

Paul Jewell may hand a debut to Richie Wellens, who joined Town on a month’s loan from Leicester yesterday, although fellow midfielder Luke Hyam has been ruled out with a back injury. Paul Taylor remains sidelined with a foot injury, whilst summer signing Elliott Hewitt is still short of match fitness.

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is expected to be without talismanic striker Craig Bellamy, who is likely to be rested after picking up a slight knee injury. Jordon Mutch and Tommy Smith will also both be assessed ahead of the clash at Portman Road.

Where they finished last season

Town- 15th
Cardiff- 6th

Where they currently stand

Town- 23rd
Cardiff- 1st

One to watch

Peter Whittingham. The midfielder is a seasoned campaigner at the Cardiff City Stadium and has established himself as one the most talented players outside of the Premier League. A man who can pick a pass and has an eye for goal, the former Aston Villa man just needs to more strikes to  register himself in the top ten of Cardiff’s all-time goalscorers.

Match Officials

Referee: Eddie Ilderton
John Busby and Wayne Porter
Fourth Official:
Gary Sutton

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