Tuesday March 16th, ko 7:00pm. Live on Sky Sports Red Button.
Cardiff City: Phillips; Morrison, Flint, Brown; Sang, Vaulks, Pack, Ng; Bacuna; Ojo, Moore.
Subs: Smithies, Ralls, Williams, Colwill, Hoilett, Murphy, Wilson, Harris, Watters.
Mick McCarthy: “Things have been going great, we’ve won seven and drawn four. Everything’s been going swimmingly, but it was going to end at some stage.
“If we were going to get beaten, I’d prefer to lose after 11 games than in the first two or three. It’s been a great run, and the lads have been fabulous.
“It’s disappointing, and we didn’t want it to end today. But it’s not about today, now, because that’s finished. It’s all about the reaction for Tuesday and Saturday – that’s the most important thing.”
- Cardiff are looking to record their first league double over Stoke since the 2005-06 season.
- Stoke are looking for their first away league win at Cardiff since August 2007, a 1-0 win at Ninian Park.
- Cardiff’s late defeat v Watford at the weekend ended their 11-game unbeaten run in the Championship (W7 D4) – the Bluebirds haven’t lost back-to-back games since Neil Harris’ final five games in charge of the club.
- Stoke have lost four of their last five league games (W1), as many as in their previous 18 in the Championship (W5 D9).
- This will be Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy’s 19th league game against Stoke City – he has won six, drawn six and lost six of his 18 matches to date.
Referee: GRAHAM SCOTT
Assistants: Mark Scholes and Timothy Wood
Fourth Official : Dean Whitestone