Championship

December 29, 2012

Full-time

Cardiff City

1 - 0

Millwall

Championship

15:00 +00:00, December 29, 2012

Cardiff City Stadium

Referee: M Halsey

Connolly back for Bluebirds

Team Stat Comparison

Cardiff City Millwall
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 1 20
Points 87 56
Goal Difference 27 -11
Goals for * 1.6 1.2
Goals against * 0.7 1.4
Last 5 D-D-D-D-W L-D-L-L-L
Last 5 home D-D-W-D-W D-L-L-W-L
Last 5 away D-D-D-L-W L-L-D-W-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Cardiff City | Millwall

Competition Stats

Cardiff City Millwall
Goals Heidar Helguson 8 Chris Wood 11
Assists Craig Noone 8 Andrew Keogh 6
Yellows Mark Hudson 8 Shane Lowry 13
Reds Craig Noone 1 Shane Lowry 1
Squads: Cardiff City | Millwall

League leaders Cardiff welcome back Matthew Connolly from suspension for the visit of Millwall.

The defender, 25, missed the 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace after picking up a fifth caution of the campaign during the win against Leicester.

But the player may struggle to reclaim his spot at right-back after his replacement Kevin Naughton received praise from Malky Mackay for the way he dealt with Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.

Mackay could hand Aron Gunnarsson a start after the midfielder came off the bench at half time and scored the winner against Ian Holloway's side.

Kim Bo-Kyung is pushing for a recall after being dropped to the bench on Boxing Day as Craig Noone was preferred in midfield.

Attacker Tommy Smith and midfielder Kadeem Harris are closing in on a return but Nicky Maynard is out for the rest of the campaign with a knee ligament injury.

Adam Smith is available for Millwall after the club successfully appealed against his red card.

The on-loan Tottenham defender was facing a three-match ban after being dismissed in the second half of the 2-1 home defeat to Barnsley.

However, the Lions launched an appeal and on Thursday an FA disciplinary hearing overturned the decision.

Striker Andy Keogh has been struggling with a broken toe and missed the Tykes clash but he could return to contention.

Kenny Jackett's side side have claimed just one win from their last five games, a run which could prompt the boss to make changes.

His alternative options include midfielders Shaun Batt and Dany N'Guessan, both of whom were on the bench last time out.