Cardiff City v Reading
FA Cup 4th Round.
Cardiff City Stadium Saturday 24th January 2015, ko 3:00pm.
Referee: Lee: Probert
Assistant Referees: Derek Eaton and Richard Martin
Fourth Official Kevin Johnson
Tickets are on sale on the day from outlets at the stadium.
**Travel advice: Junction 33 (Cardiff West) of the M4 is closed this weekend. Please take an alternative route when heading to CCS**
Cardiff will be looking to put their league woes behind them when they host fellow Championship side Reading in the FA Cup fourth round.
The Bluebirds went down 2-1 against Middlesbrough in midweek - their seventh defeat on the road - and have shipped five goals in their last two matches.
Defender Scott Malone is a doubt after missing the trip to Teesside with an ankle problem, meaning Matt Connolly and John Brayford could continue as makeshift full-backs.
Boss Russell Slade has also hinted at a new midfield role for Manchester United loanee Fabio, who has not started a game since December 20.
Reading can add two new faces to their squad in the shape of Jure Travner and Nathaniel Chalobah.
Slovenian left-back Travner has signed a short-term deal having been training with the Royals since December, and England Under-21 international Chalobah has arrived on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season.
Midfielder Hope Akpan is back in training after a shoulder problem but is unlikely to be risked just yet while defender Anton Ferdinand is still struggling with a calf problem.
Club captain Jem Karacan played for the reserves in midweek again to build up his match fitness following 16 months out with a knee injury and should be on the bench
- Cardiff and Reading have been drawn together four times previously in the FA Cup with both sides progressing twice.
- The last time the two sides met in the FA Cup was 2009 when City won 2-0 in round three.
- City have won 18 and lost just three of their last 28 home FA Cup matches.