The two clubs meet competitively for the first time since February 2011.Kevin Cooper's Development Squad host their Swansea City counterparts at Cardiff City Stadium this Tuesday evening, kick-off 7pm.
Development Squad fixtures allow up and coming players the chance to experience a competitive match-day environment, while offering first-team professionals an opportunity to find match-fitness after injury or a spell out of the side. Senior pros Rudy Gestede, Joe Lewis, Craig Conway, Stephen McPhail and Etien Velikonja have all featured for the DVP squad this season.
Supporters are encouraged to attend what is expected to be a hotly-contested derby fixture on Tuesday night. Pricing is set as follows:
Season Ticket Holders @ £3.00
Stadium Card Holders/Others @ £5.00
Entrance for Development Squad games is via gate 2, next to the ticket office. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information.
A full match preview from Academy Reporter Sam Roberts will follow on this site later on Monday evening. And remember, if you can't make the fixture, live commentary will be available on Cardiff City Player from 6.55pm with Mark Denham and Ashley James.
THE OPPOSITION: SWANSEA CITY
After their a disappointing loss at Brighton last week, our Development side look to bounce straight back when hosting South Wales rivals Swansea City at Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night.
is in charge of their DVP team and his side are currently on a two game away winning streak. The Swans were sat at the bottom of the league table until midway through October, but wins against Barnet and Ipswich have reignited their season. They are currently on nine points from eight games with three wins and five losses to their name. Kristian O’LearyFormer Swan
From four away games, the Swans currently have an equal fifty percent win/loss record with two wins and two losses. Cardiff will look to continue their rich vein of home form with three wins out of four at the CCS this term.
may also be involved, the Northern Ireland striker having scored twenty goals for Cliftonville in just fifty appearances ahead of his twentieth birthday.Rory Donnelly has had experience on loan at Port Talbot Town and Hereford United. The highly sought-after David Cornell in their DVP squad at various stages this season, while goalkeeper Jazz Richards and Garry Monk, Kemy AgustienThe Swans have included experienced heads