Cardiff City v Bolton Wanderers

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade has a fully fit to squad to choose from

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Cardiff defender Bruno Ecuele Manga has resumed training following a bout of malaria and could feature.

Strikers Kenneth Zohore could make his first start for the club if Anthony Pilkington is moved out to the wing.

Bolton defender Dorian Dervite (ankle) and striker Gary Madine (hip) will face late fitness tests.

Striker Emile Heskey will start if the 38-year-old can prove his fitness and Oscar Threlkeld is likely to retain his place in midfield.


  • The Bluebirds have won just one of their last seven league games against Bolton (D1 L5).
  • The Trotters have won 10 of their last 14 league encounters with Cardiff (D1 L3), keeping clean sheets in eight of those 10 wins.
  • Only Hull (1) have lost fewer home games than the Bluebirds in the Championship this season (2).
  • 13 of Bolton’s last 16 goals have been scored in the second half.
  • Relegated Bolton have conceded 78 goals this term, the most they have conceded in a season since the 80 they let in in 1963/64.

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