SCOTT: SELECTION DECISIONS ARE A PLUS
City's Assistant Manager praises squad for creating competition
handled press and media conference duties on Friday morning as the Bluebirds prepare to host Charlton Athletic for a Sky Bet Championship fixture on Saturday afternoon.Scott YoungCardiff City assistant manager
And despite his half-time substitution at Rotherham, Scott revealed that goalkeeper David Marshall could still feature against the Addicks at Cardiff City Stadium.
“He's [Marshall] probably fifty-fifty for tomorrow,” Young revealed. “He came off the other night with soreness in his groin.
“It's more of a strength issue than a recurrence [of his recent injury], so let's see how he is. In the second half on Tuesday Simon Moore came in and did great, but Marshall is our Captain and arguably the best in the division right now. We’ll have to see.
“As for some of the others, Scott Malone and Anthony Pilkington are still a little way off, while Joe Mason is making good progress and training. Ben Turner and Kagisho Dikgacoi are also some way off, but working hard.”
The Bluebirds are able to welcome back Peter Whittingham though, who is available after serving his one-match suspension following two bookable offences against Wolves.
“Competition after a strong result is exactly what we want. “It's a great headache for gaffer and coaching staff to have,” Young said of the Cardiff City stalwart.
“Joe Ralls stepped in and did a great job on Tuesday. We will assess the situation today and make a decision. Whitts is a top player and has been for a long time, but Joe Ralls would be disappointed if he is left out I’m sure. Every time he has been selected, Joe has done a fabulous job.
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“Our home form hasn’t been great, but it has been a big transition period. It’s been tough losing a lot of players and bringing others in, but it is starting to turn and we have a good, solid group training here now. We have to build on results the team are now earning.”