Cardiff vs Burnley: Championship Preview, Gameweek 11, 2022
Josh Murphy and Charlie Taylor contest for possession during the most recent fixture between Cardiff City and Burnley (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Following the controversial sacking of Steve Morison, Cardiff City are set to embark upon a new era, with Mark Hudson temporarily taking the reins while the club assess candidates.

Having endured brief stints in charge of Huddersfield Town beforehand, Hudson will be looking to start brightly and propel his name into the managerial world.

On the topic of managers, the showdown will also cast the return of a familiar face in former-City star Craig Bellamy, who is currently employed as Vincent Kompany's number two.

And the ideologies of the two have correlated excellently thus far, with Burnley occupying fourth place at the time of writing.

Meanwhile, fortunes have not been as generous to the Bluebirds and results need to be chalked up if they are to elevate away from the lower echelons of the league table.

  • Team news

Cardiff

Summer signings Ebou Adams and Jamilu Collins both remain sidelined after succumbing to respective long-term injuries.

Isaak Davies is also set to miss out as he continues his recovery from a knock back sustained during the off-season.

Moreover, Joe Ralls appears unlikely for contention following his groin injury suffered up at Middlesbrough, while it will be very much touch and go towards Rubin Colwill's availability amid niggles picked up on International duty with Wales.

Burnley

Highly-regarded forward Scott Twine has been ruled out yet again, having not featured for the Clarets since their opening day victory over Huddersfield.

Meanwhile, Charlie Taylor was forced off in their draw to Lancashire rivals Preston North End, and he too is not expected to make the trip to south Wales.

Ashley Westwood is reportedly nearing his return from a broken ankle, though it appears this clash will come too soon for him.

  • Likely lineups

Cardiff (4-2-3-1)

Allsop; Romeo, Kipre, Ng, Nkounkou; Rinomhota, Wintle; Ojo, Sawyers, O'Dowda; Robinson

Burnley (4-2-3-1)

Muric; Roberts, Harwood-Bellis, Beyer, Maatsen; Cork, Cullen; Benson, Brownhill, Tella; Rodriguez

 

  • Key players

Cardiff - Callum Robinson

The spotlight may well be fixated on marquee signing Robinson after his regrettable penalty miss against Huddersfield, however, it is hard to contest that he has made a decent start to life in the Welsh capital.

Brought in to eradicate Cardiff's woes in front of goal, the 28-year-old  provided two assists in the 3-2 victory at Boro, and he certainly possesses the quality to enjoy a similar impact on proceedings against Burnley.

With dynamism, creativity, goalscoring instinct and positional flexibility, Championship defenders need no introduction to Robinson's capabilities and make no doubt about it, Kompany will be outlining him as a major threat as preparations approach their final stages.

Burnley - Jay Rodriguez

Another player who requires little footballing initiation, experienced hitman Jay Rodriguez has hit red-hot form under his new manager.

The former-England International previously ignited the Championship while on loan at West Bromwich Albion a few years back, and that same feat looks as though it will be repeated once again, with the striker already on five goals this term.

With stature, goalscoring pedigree and the knack of bringing teammates into the game, you would be surprised if Rodriguez does not authorise himself as a real handful for Cardiff's defenders.

 

  • Match details

 

Where is the match being played?

The fixture is being played at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff's home ground.

What time is kick off?

The match is set to commence at 15:00 (BST) on Saturday October 1.

How can I watch?

Due to British broadcasting policies, the game will not be streamed in the UK, although overseas viewers can watch the game via an International pass, which can be purchased from either club site.

Alternatively, audio passes have been made available.

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