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Brighton vs Cardiff City: Neil Warnock's Best Available Bluebirds Lineup
90min
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:40

Brighton vs Cardiff City: Neil Warnock's Best Available Bluebirds Lineup

90min
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:40

​Cardiff travel to Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday night, knowing that a defeat could all but send them back down to the Championship.

Brighton vs Cardiff City: Neil Warnock's Best Available Bluebirds Lineup

The Bluebirds were beaten 2-0 by Burnley on Saturday, with Neil Warnocks side once again on the wrong side of some questionable officiating. Mike Dean decided to reverse the awarding of a penalty, which would have given Cardiff a golden chance to equalise just minutes into the second half.
​Cardiff are now five points behind Tuesdays opponents ​Brighton with five games to play, and avoiding defeat is absolutely crucial if they are to stand a chance of staying in the top flight.
Warnock has a fully fit squad to take to the Amex Stadium and heres how he could line up for ​Tuesdays crucial match.

Goalkeeper and Defenders
Neil Etheridge (GK) - Etheridge has played every minute of Cardiffs Premier League campaign and continues to earn praise for his performances between the sticks.
Lee Peltier (RB) - The 31-year-old has featured far more regularly in the second half of the season, after starting just two matches before Christmas.
Bruno Ecuele Manga (CB) - The Gabon international has been ever-present in the league, switching from right-back to centre-back following Sol Bambas season-ending injury last month.
Sean Morrison (CB) - Club captain Morrison is nearing his 200th appearance for the Bluebirds.
Joe Bennett (LB) - Bennett was a substitute for Novembers fixture but is expected to start for the 13th consecutive match.

Midfielders
Aron Gunnarsson (DM) - The 29-year-old was unlucky not to win a penalty against Burnley after being brought down in the area - another decision which incensed Warnock.
Harry Arter (CM) - The Republic of Ireland international has been a key player for Cardiff during his loan spell, and Premier League survival could be the deciding factor in making the move permanent this summer.
Victor Camarasa (CM) - Another loanee who the Bluebirds may struggle to keep a hold of at the end of the season, the Spaniard is Cardiffs top scorer with five goals.

Forwards
Josh Murphy (RW) - The English winger is hoping to make his fifth start in as many games.
Oumar Niasse (ST) - Niasse could return to the starting lineup on Tuesday after a substitute appearance at Burnley, as he still awaits his first goal for the Welsh club.
Junior Hoilett (LW) - Scored in Cardiffs last victory - a 2-0 win over ​West Ham United at the beginning of March.