Confirmed: Cardiff v Blackburn line-ups: King retains place

Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City v Blackburn confirmed line-ups.

Blackburn Rovers travel to Cardiff City aiming to build on their impressive FA Cup win over Stoke at the weekend.

Rovers currently sit an impressive ninth in the Championship, and can move to within eight points of the play-offs with a win.

Home side Cardiff sit as low as 17th, only six points above the relegation places, but a win would take them as high as 12th.

Rovers have not won any of their last eight away games in the Championship, but Cardiff are on a more worrying streak, winning only one of their last 11 matches.

Both sides have been in the Premier League within the last two seasons, but have found the adjustment to Championship football tricky to make, with off-field issues and manager changes a distraction.

A strong finish to the season for Cardiff will change their perceptions of the season, but a home loss to Blackburn would be disastrous for them, and manage Russell Slade will be desperate to avoid overseeing another loss.

Cardiff lineup

Starting:

  • David Marshall
  • Bruno Ecuele Manga
  • Scott Malone
  • Sean Morrison
  • Lee Peltier
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Matthew Kennedy
  • Craig Noone
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Eoin Doyle
  • Kenwyne Jones

Substitutes: Simon Moore, Matthew Connolly, Tom Adeyemi, Kadeem Harris, Stuart O'Keefe, Joe Ralls, Alex Revell.

Blackburn lineup

Starting:

  • Jason Steele
  • Grant Hanley
  • Adam Henley
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • Tom Cairney
  • Craig Conway
  • Corry Evans
  • Joshua King
  • Markus Olsson
  • Chris Taylor
  • Rudy Gestede

Substitutes: Simon Eastwood, Shane Duffy, Thomas Spurr, Jay Spearing, Lee Williamson, Chris Brown, Jordan Rhodes.

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