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Cardiff City 3 v 1 Ipswich Town
SkyBet Championship
Saturday, 18th March 2017 Kick-off 15:00
Ward and Smith Start at Cardiff
Saturday, 18th Mar 2017 14:09

Grant Ward and Tommy Smith return to the Town starting line-up at Cardiff with Myles Kenlock dropping to the bench and Emyr Huws unavailable against his parent club.


Smith comes in on the left of the central defensive three with Jonas Knudsen moving out to left wing-back. Ward joins Cole Skuse and Toumani Diagouraga in central midfield.

Winger Danny Rowe is included among the subs for the first time since joining from Macclesfield in January.

For Cardiff, Peter Whittingham returns with Joe Ralls missing out through injury. Former England striker Rickie Lambert was back on the bench after a long-term back injury, while former Town keeper Brian Murphy was also among the subs.

Cardiff City: McGregor, Bennett, Morrison (c), Richards, Whittingham, Noone, Bamba, Gunnarsson, Harris, Zohore, Hoilett. Subs: Murphy, Ecuele Manga, John, Pilkington, Halford, Lambert, Meite.

Town: Bialkowski, Chambers (c), Berra, T Smith, Spence, Skuse, Diagouraga, Ward, Knudsen, Lawrence, McGoldrick. Subs: Gerken, Digby, Kenlock, Bru, Rowe, Sears, Pitman. Referee: James Linington (Newport, Isle of Wight).

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CavendishBlue added 14:14 - Mar 18
Glad to see sticking with 5-3-2.
Disappointed Jonas not Myles
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cat added 14:21 - Mar 18
Encouraged by the line up just, although no real surprises in there. I would have liked PITS to get a start, but it appears to be very much of the case of not being on the MM's FAVS list.
To coin a well now boxing phrase "styles make fights" this afternoons contest from two very like for like minded managers has all the credentials to live up to be probably the most dullest and unentertaining game in the history of football!!!!. I do however hope I am sincerely wrong, if not for our travelling fans, but also for the hope of some well needed points..

COYB!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Pilgrimblue added 14:25 - Mar 18
Pitman not even on bench!! So playing 730 its mindblowing
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heathen66 added 14:28 - Mar 18
Not out to end the run of draw with win at Cardiff then !!!
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jcITFC added 14:28 - Mar 18
If forrest get a goal to draw level with derby we are 4 points off relegation as it stands
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bluey123 added 14:29 - Mar 18
Idiot manager owner and md and here we go again 8 behind the ball I for one hope Cardiff thrash and bring to an end this hidious manager
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bluey123 added 14:35 - Mar 18
Listening to super Milne on the radio just proves what an idiot he is and how this run by people without a clue.
Just would like to hear radio Suffolk tell it as it is the club is in turmoil
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JimmyP45 added 14:35 - Mar 18
CavendishBlue it's not 5-3-2, it's 7-1-2 as Skuse and Diagouraga will sit 3 feet in front of the 3 CB's.
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heathen66 added 14:36 - Mar 18
Interesting to hear other managers on SSNHQ this lunchtime
Houghton talking about not playing for draws as it is more than likely not to happen. He stresses tht you need to try and win every game and Lee Johnson talking about playing with pace and purpose, getting at the opposition as soon as possible and every opportunity (and they WERE playing a good side in Huddersfield).
I must admit am starting to worry. I think we do have enough but only because others are worse. We need 3 points from somewhere !!!
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Manchesterblue3 added 14:36 - Mar 18
Pitman is on the bench haha
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poldark added 14:37 - Mar 18
Milne says we can make the premiership with the current financial backing what an idiot
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Daleyitfc added 14:44 - Mar 18
Just listening to Ian Milne on t'radio : he has as much idea about running a football club as the other Milne, Christopher Robin ; and as much interest. "Some of the football recently has been very good" ; "We have shown we can compete with the likes of Norwich".
Quite right : Ipswich Town fans should sell their houses and all their contents to show further support for this excellent, exciting squad of players, and, to paraphrase his own words, probably the best manager in the whole of the game.
We are really not worthy of this superb product.
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poldark added 15:09 - Mar 18
Well said Daley totally agree we are so lucky
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Seasider added 15:57 - Mar 18
As usual 2 defensive mids.Pitman unlucky not to start;but out warming up at half time,so perhaps he is coming on?Hope so!
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