Cardiff V Birmingham at Cardiff City Stadium : Match Preview

10 March 2017
Cardiff V Birmingham - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Cardiff to check on Aron Gunnarsson ahead of Birmingham clash

Cardiff are waiting on Aron Gunnarsson ahead of Birmingham's Sky Bet Championship visit.

The Icelandic midfielder missed the midweek draw at Blackburn after being one of several Cardiff players to be hit by a virus in camp this week.

Defender Bruno Ecuele Manga and striker Rickie Lambert are close to returning after injuries.

Anthony Pilkington, who has not started since the end of January, also managed a late cameo appearance at Blackburn, but Lee Peltier, Rhys Healey and Matthew Connolly remain out.

Clayton Donaldson is closing in on a return to first-term action for Birmingham after three months on the sidelines with a heel problem.

The striker last featured in a senior game on December 13 but played 45 minutes for the under-23 team on Wednesday, netting a penalty.

Jacques Maghoma, who returned from a knee injury as a very late substitute in Tuesday's defeat by Wigan, also played 45 minutes and could be pushing for a place in the starting line-up.

Under-fire manager Gianfranco Zola named the same team for the third match running against Latics but, after seven defeats in their last nine matches, could well make changes this time.