Club News

City defender Steven Caulker starts v Athletic Club

RECORD signing Steven Caulker will make his full Cardiff City debut this afternoon having been named in the starting-11 to face La Liga’s Athletic Club.

Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson also makes his return to the starting line-up for a first outing of pre-season as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury picked up whilst playing for his national side Iceland in June.

Young full-back Declan John gets the opportunity to follow up his excellent display against Chievo Verona last Saturday at left-back once again, he lines-up alongside Caulker, Ben Turner and Matt Connolly in defence.

Teams – Cardiff City: Marshall; Connolly, John, Kim, Caulker, Turner, Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Campbell, Bellamy, Smith. Subs: Brayford, Lewis, Mason, Cowie, Hudson, Conway, Noone.

Athletic Club: Iraizoz; Iraola, San Jose, Gurpegui, Saborit; Iturraspe, Beñat, Susaeta, Herrera, Muniain; Toquero. Subs: Iago, Laporte, Ekiza, Moran, Ibai, De Marcos, Sola.