Cardiff City v Burton Albion. Match preview

Last updated : 21 January 2017 By Michael Morris

McGregor has joined on loan from Hull for the rest of the season and Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock has confirmed that the 34-year-old is his number one.

Apart from McGregor replacing Brian Murphy, Warnock is expected to name the same side which recovered to beat Bristol City 3-2 in such thrilling fashion last weekend.

Kenneth Zohore will lead the attack, with the out-of-favour Rickie Lambert among the substitutes.


Jackson Irvine remains an injury doubt for Burton after sitting out last weekend's home loss to Wigan.

The Australia midfielder continues to nurse a groin injury after being rested for the same issue for the FA Cup defeat at Watford.

Irvine has yet to train this week and a decision on his involvement will be taken on Friday before the team travel to south Wales.

Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin is expected to be fit after coming off at half-time against Wigan following an aerial clash with Jake Buxton but on-loan Tottenham midfielder Will Miller will not recover from a hamstring problem.


Match facts

  • This is the first meeting between the sides in Cardiff since August 2010 when Cardiff won 4-1 after extra-time in the first round of the League Cup.
  • The Brewers, however, won the reverse fixture this season 2-0 at the Pirelli Stadium.
  • Cardiff have won their last two league games but haven't won three consecutively since September 2015.
  • Burton have lost six of their last seven league games (W1) although their victory came in an away encounter with Rotherham.
  • Seven of Cardiff's last 10 league goals have been scored in the 70th minute or later, including all three in their last game at Bristol City, which they won 3-2.


Assistants: Mark Jones and Robert Dabbs 
Fourth Official: Brett Huxtable