Cardiff v Blackpool. Match preview
By Michael Morris
Updated Saturday, 4th February 2012
Cardiff face Blackpool at Cardiff City Stadium this afternoon.
City could find themselves top of the table depending on other results but first and foremost they must just concentrate on beat the Tangerines.
Earlier in the season City batered Blackpool at Bloomfield Rd but a stunning strike from veteran Kevin Phillips snatched the home side a draw.
Filip Kiss is a doubt today but Malky has new signing Kadeem Harris available. Could he get a place on the bench?
“He is a young player we feel has an exciting future,” said Mackay. “We had him tracked and we feel Kadeem will develop into a top player for this football club.
“Joe Mason, Rudy Gestede and Joe Ralls have surprised a few people in terms of the game-time they have had.
“But they are there on talent and not age.”
Defender Ben Turner is expecting a different game against a more attacking Blackpool side than the grind of breaking down Crystal Palace.
“They are a team who love to attack,” said Turner.
“They throw bodies forward and in many ways they are the opposite to Crystal Palace, who stick to their shape and say ‘come and break us down’.
“We know Blackpool will go toe-to-toe with us and it will be a far more free-flowing match than at Southampton in midweek.”
This is Cardiff City's last Saturdy 3:00pm home game of the season. It's also going to be very cold so hats and gloves are essential.