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Bring On The Bluebirds

Martin O'Neill has insisted the squad are raring to go as we build up to tomorrow's clash with Cardiff in the third round of the Carling Cup.

Domestic Cups since O'Neill's arrival haven't been much to shout about but having already been dumped out of Europe, Monny has set his sights a little Cup run for this season, and he's adamant it will start with a convincing win against the Welshmen.

One thing is for sure, nobody wants a third back to back exit like 'whot' we suffered against QPR and Leicester in previous seasons.

As expected the changes will ring in the team, Monny has already confirmed this, so we can expect to see the likes of Clark, Bannan and Delfouneso back in the squad - although Monny has reiterated this is no indication that we will be taking the game lightly.

'We desperately want to win the game and we will go strongly. We will make some changes to the side but the players who are coming in are not peripheral players - they are quality ones in our squad who have played a big part in getting results in the not-too-distant past.'

O'Neill doesn't expect Cardiff to roll over and die for us, in fact there's a number of players who will be relishing the opportunity to put one over on their old club.

Cardiff boasts a nice little ex Villan contingent in it's team, namely Mssrs Enckelman, Whittingham and Ricardo Scimeca and you know for a fact they will be up the match.

'It will be difficult - primarily because our record in this competition at home over the past few seasons hasn't been very clever. We have gone out in consecutive years at the same stage when we would have been expecting to do much better.'

We could certainly do with a decent Cup run or two, it's been far too long since we pushed close for silverware and I'm sure Monny and the team would like to put our previous performances in the domestic cups to rest aswell.

Onwards.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 22 2009

Time: 6:57PM

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This is what we have a squad for. I only hope that we win this and all the players come out of it without too many knocks. Fingers, legs and anything else crossed.
andy5759
This is what we have a squad for. I only hope that we win this and all the players come out of it without too many knocks. Fingers, legs and anything else crossed.
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