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MATCH PREVIEW: CARDIFF V TOWN

11 March 2016

Kevin Bru is on the hunt for more goals and assists at the Blues travel to the Welsh capital

Kevin Bru hopes that there’s more to come of the kind of goal we saw from him during Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw with Bolton.

The Mauritian international grabbed his second of the season with a wonder-goal at the Macron Stadium and he hopes he can replicate that as Town face Cardiff City on Saturday.

“I hope I can score more this season,” he told Ipswich Player HD.

“I’ve played on the right in the last couple of games so I’ve tried to make some assists, score some goals and I’ll keep trying to do that.

“I try to do my best [playing on the right] even though it’s not my natural position, but the gaffer is happy with what I’m doing.

“It will be a hard game against Cardiff. They are one place above us in the table so they have a good team but I think we can get something from the game.

“Our objective is to be in the top-six so we will go there to try and get all three points to get back there.”

Team News

Town

Town have no fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of the trip to Wales with Cole Skuse and Daryl Murphy due to return from their injuries. Giles Coke [knee] and David McGoldrick [hamstring] have returned to training following their injury lay-offs, but are not due a return on Saturday. Ryan Fraser and Teddy Bishop [hamstring] remain out.


Cardiff City

Russell Slade will be without left-back Fabio for tomorrow’s game after the Brazilian was sent off in Cardiff’s midweek defeat by Leeds. Lee Peltier is also a doubt, although the Bluebirds boss confirmed in his pre-match press conference that he trained on Friday afternoon. Slade was coy on the subject of others that weren’t available for Town’s visit as he said: “We’ve got one or two problems, but nothing major,” although they are expected to have a relatively full squad to select from.

 


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Where They Stand

Town – 8th

Cardiff – 7th

Last Time they met

There were no goals to speak of the last time Town and Cardiff met back in October at Portman Road. The draw meant that it was seven without victory for the Blues, but they would soon rectify that with an unbeaten November. Daryl Murphy had a header was pushed onto the post by David Marshall in the first half, but that was as close as either side came to scoring throughout the 90 minutes.


Key Players

Kevin Bru

Kevin scored a goal of the season contender in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Bolton at the Macron Stadium, his first strike since the opening day, and he will be looking to add to his tally before the season’s out. Goals are not the primary concern of the Mauritian international as his game is suited more to the creative side of things, but he will no doubt be hoping to find the net a little bit more regularly going forward.

Anthony Pilkington

The former Huddersfield Town player has been relied upon for goals by the Bluebirds since the departures of Joe Mason and Kenwyne Jones, and he’s delivered thus far. He has scored eight times this season, and set up a further three in the process. He is certainly the Welsh side’s danger-man up top, and one that Town will have to be wary of tomorrow afternoon.

Sky Bet Odds

Cardiff: 11/10
Draw: 12/5
Town: 5/2

Match Officials

Referee: Andrew Madley
Assistant Referees: Robert Dabbs & Adam Hopkins
Fourth Official: Wayne Barratt

 

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