Parry back in contention. Yeovil preview

Last updated : 26 July 2004 By Michael Morris
City play the third of their 1st team pre season games tonight.

After two defeats it would be a confidence boost to get a win over Yeovil. Lennie has declared that he will give James Collins a start in central defence with Robert Page. Daniel Gabbidon will be rested (maybe not for all game but he will not start).

Paul Parry trained on Monday and is in contention after his injury at Chester last week.

John Robinson will not be selected fot the Yeovil game. He is close to a return though.

City therefore are likely to include the 17 players that flew to Scotland on the weekend plus Paul Parry.

It seems that one of either Martyn Margetson or Tony Warner will play the full match with the other keeper getting the full game at Cheltenham on Thursday. After that game City entertain Santander (who drew 0 - 0 at Tranmere on the weekend) and Lazio (who hope to have a new manager in place by the time they come to Cardiff).

Fans can pay at the gate at Huish Park tonight. It's only £8 for adults and £3 for kids. Other concessions are £5.

The last time the teams met Kevin Nugent scored a "fluke" after a shocker by Tony Pennock in the Yeovil goal, his dreadful attempt at a clearance was cut off by Nugent and the ball deflected into the goal. That goal won City an FA Cup replay after a dramatic 1 - 1 draw at Ninian Park.

Yeovil lost to West Country rivals Bristol City on the weekend. A crowd of over 3,700 was swelled with more than 800 Bristol City fans. I expect Cardiff might bring a couple of hundred for tonights game. We might not beat 800 travelling fans but hopefully we can better the 3 - 0 scoreline in Bristols favour.

Yeovil Town v Cardiff City
Huish Park, 7:45pm.
Tuesday July 27th, 2004.

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