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MATCH PREVIEW: CARDIFF CITY VS WOLVES

21 August 2015



Date: Saturday, 22nd August 2015, 5:15pm Kick-Off
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
CARDIFF CITY vs WOLVES
The Bluebirds play host to Wolves with Sky Bet Championship football returning to CCS after two matches away.




to add to a strong squad. MartínezDamián  and Arsenal stopper CoadyConor , WallaceJed . Elsewhere, the Black Country side have brought in Fondrele Adam  and OjoSheyi  should help to fire them to success, aided by the recruitment of AfobeBenik  and DickoNouha  The goals of

enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season too, and will be hoping to finish in the upper echelons of the division this year after being desperately unlucky to miss out on the playoffs in 2014/15. They amassed a total of 78 points last time out – the highest tally to not secure a play-off position since the system was introduced. Wanderers The

. CityHull  and RoversBlackburn  on Wednesday evening. The result was their first defeat of the season, following a win and a draw in their opening League matches against QPR Wolves arrive in South Wales after slipping to a 3-2 home defeat to Kenny Jackett’s

THE OPPOSITION
, twice City’s player of the year, alsJohnsonRoger  Meanwhile,

. AlbionBromwich West  also counts Wolves among his list of former Clubs, making sixty appearances and scoring thirteen goals in his time at Molineux – including a late derby day winner against BothroydJay  Turning our attention to former Bluebirds,

. BournemouthAFC  and AlbionBurton , UnitedSouthend  of Budapest, Újpest, City’s hero last weekend at Loftus Road, came through the Wolves youth system at the beginning of his career. There he won Academy Player of the Year and enjoyed loan spells at MaloneScott 



CLUB CONNECTIONS, managed by David Platt.CityFC Pune . He was immediately made captain of the Club, and made a total of 72 appearances. Interestingly, Johnson has now recently signed for Indian Super League side CityBirmingham  shirt after joining them from Wolveso pulled on the


Alexander, Robinson, Collins.Subs Not Used: Warner, Williams, Gabbidon, Vidmar, Barker, McAnuff (O'Neil 79), Kavanagh, Boland, Parry, Thorne, Lee (Bullock 86).  Cardiff City:

Oakes, Andrews, Clarke. Subs Not Used: Jones, Lowe (Cameron 64), Clyde (Bjorklund 31), Craddock, Naylor, Newton, Olofinjana, Ince, Miller, Seol, Cort. Wolves:

, who would become Cardiff City manager the following year. JonesDave  header for Wolves did set up a tense finale, but City held firm against the side then managed by IncePaul  stepped up to take the game beyond the Wanderers with his exceptional strike. A late Kavanagh restored the Bluebirds’ lead with a trademark header before ThornePeter  In the second half,

. WarnerTony  fired past CortCarl  struck from eighteen yards. However, Wolves hit back almost immediately as ParryPaul  The Bluebirds had broken the deadlock on eleven minutes when

, leading his side to a 3-2 victory. Molineux hit a sublime second half volley at KavanaghGraham  City skipper



Saturday, 25th September, 2004
Championship
Result: Wolves 2-3 Cardiff City


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