Malky Mackay confirmed the absence of Craig Bellamy and Ben Turner before the Bloomfield Road clash against Blackpool, Bellamy suffering a stomach bug and Turner with a tight hamstring.
The absentees forced changes for the Cardiff City squad, seeing Matt Connolly partner skipper Mark Hudson, with Kevin McNaughton covering left back. Meanwhile Joe Mason would lead the line with support from Tommy Smith and an attacking midfield.
Cardiff City XI v Blackpool: Marshall, McNaughton, Hudson, Connolly, Taylor, Conway, Kim, Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Smith, Mason.
Cardiff City subs v Blackpool: Lewis, Cowie, Gestede, Noone, Mutch, Nugent, Helguson