Cardiff City Vs Leicester City, Tue 30 Mar 2010

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Cardiff have Anthony Gerrard back for the visit of promotion rivals Leicester.

The 24-year-old has missed the last three games due to a calf problem but could return to the heart of the defence as the fourth-placed Bluebirds look to continue their push for promotion, against a side who are just a point below them in the table.

Kevin McNaughton (thigh) has again been ruled out while Jay Bothroyd completes his two-match ban.

Mark Kennedy came off bench to make his comeback from a rib problem in Saturday's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace and could push for a starting berth at the expense of Tony Capaldi.

Kelvin Etuhu will be hoping to retain his place in the starting XI after recovering from an ankle problem in time to make his first appearance since December in that clash but manager Dave Jones also has Ross McCormack at his disposal to give him a welcome selection headache.

Captain Mark Hudson (ankle) and Joe Ledley (hips) are set to return in mid-April.

Leicester have doubts over Ryan McGivern and James Vaughan as they look to get their Championship play-off challenge back on track.

Both players were absent on Saturday as the Foxes fell a place to sixth in the table with a second successive league defeat at Derby.

With 40-year-old full-back Chris Powell facing the prospect of playing two games in the space of four days, it is hoped McGivern will be fit enough to be included in the squad. However, on-loan striker Vaughan (hamstring) is likely to remain out.

Midfielder Nolberto Solano and forward Paul Gallacher were rested against the Rams and are pushing for recalls, while Jay Spearing will hope to make his first start since arriving on loan from Liverpool.

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Leicester City
James Vaughan
Kelvin Etuhu
Chris Powell
Ross McCormack
Mark Hudson
Cardiff City
Ryan McGivern
Tony Capaldi
Derby County
Joe Ledley
Anthony Gerrard
Kevin McNaughton
Mark Hudson
Nolberto Solano
Mark Hudson
Mark Kennedy
Crystal Palace
Jay Spearing
Jay Bothroyd

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