Alan Lee in Cup squad. Latest team news

Last updated : 03 January 2004 By Michael Morris
Lennie Lawrence has revealed that Alan Lee will be named amongst the 16 players on duty at Ninian Park at midday today. After that he's only admitted there will be two strikers on the bench. I assume from that Lee and Campbell as Robert Earnshaw will start the game.

There has been speculation in the media on Friday that Lennie could bring back Barker, Croft and Bonner as well as Earnshaw but that appears to be a standard story on the newswires.

Lennie will ditch the 4 - 5 - 1 played at Vicarage Rd last week and revert to a 4 - 4 - 2 with no left wing but three central midfielders.

Likely team then

Margetson, Weston, Gabbidon, Prior Vidmar, Langley, Boland, Kavanagh, Whalley, Earnshaw, Thorre.

Subs, Alexander, Lee, Campbell and two from Croft, Barker and Bonner.

Sheffield Utd have revealed that new signing Dean Sturridge will start the game. The hugely experienced striker has joined the Blades on loan from Wolves and has permission to play in the FA Cup.

Welsh international Robert Page plays against Cardiff for the first time and he has this message

"We are coming to Cardiff to win this match. I know what our gaffer Neil Warnock is like. He wants to win every match. Every competition we enter we want success - and that includes the FA Cup. That's the attitude of our boss."