Cardiff V Barnsley at Cardiff City Stadium : Match Preview

15 December 2016
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Sol Bamba still suspended as Cardiff take on Barnsley

Sol Bamba remains absent for Cardiff after being charged by the FA for his reaction to the red card shown against Ipswich last week.

It is due to be the last game of Bamba's ban, but he is likely to face longer on the sidelines following his antics in the aftermath of the original sending off.

Bruno Manga will continue at the heart of the defence following an impressive comeback in the win over Wolves, but Lex Immers could make way from the starting XI following a disappointing display.

Kenneth Zohore could be the man to step in for Neil Warnock's side despite having struggled to make an impact so far this season, while Anthony Pilkington is likely to keep out Rickie Lambert after scoring the decisive goal on Tuesday.

Barnsley will be without suspended winger Adam Hammill, who starts a three-game ban following his straight red card in the midweek defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

But striker Marley Watkins returns to contention after completing his three-game ban and head coach Paul Heckingbottom must decide whether to retain Tom Bradshaw and Sam Winnall up front.

On-loan Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong (knee) and centre-half Adam Jackson (hamstring) will both be assessed.

Wingers Saidy Janko and Ryan Williams, plus defender Cole Kpekawa are pushing for recalls, while Aidy White (glute) and Sessi D'Almeida (knee) are still long-term absentees.

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