Following Saturday’s superb victory over Derby County in front of 28,680 fans at CCS, the Bluebirds are back on the road on Tuesday evening, taking on another of division’s high-flyers – Burnley.
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Burnley are top of the Sky Bet Championship and welcome the Bluebirds to Turf Moor looking for their seventeenth successive League match without a loss. Only third-place Brighton have avoided defeat in as many games as the Clarets, who continued their impressive run with a draw against the Seagulls on Saturday.
Andre Gray, who netted his side’s first goal on the weekend, is certainly one to watch, with twenty-three strikes to his name this year. The Clarets have strength in depth around the side though, with Welsh international Sam Vokes contributing a further fourteen goals, and the likes of former Bluebird Tom Heaton, defender Ben Mee and newly-capped Canadian international Scott Arfield also impressing this year, among others.
A 2-2 draw was the result in our reverse fixture with the Clarets at Cardiff City Stadium, as Rouwen Hennings and a last minute Matthew Connolly own goal cancelled out Aron Gunnarsson and Sean Morrison’s earlier efforts. Interestingly, the Bluebirds are unbeaten in twelve meetings with Burnley, including eight draws.
Several players have been popular figures both at Burnley and here in South Wales in recent years…
City’s number seven, Peter Whittingham made nine loan appearances for the Clarets back in 2005 as he gained experience away from parent Club, Aston Villa.
Meanwhile, Steve Thompson has an interesting connection with the Lancashire side, having scored a brace against them on his Cardiff City début at Ninian Park in January 2006, before going on to move to Turf Moor in 2008. He was to score a total of seventeen goals for Burnley, before moving to boyhood side, St Mirren.
If City are to win on Tuesday evening, they will have to find a way past former Bluebirds stopper Tom Heaton. The twenty-nine year old starred for City, most notably in our run to the 2012 League Cup Final, and has been every bit as impressive in Lancashire, earning a call-up to the most recent England squad.
We remember the Bluebirds' last ever victory at Ninian Park - a 3-1 win over the Clarets on Easter Monday 2009.
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