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2 Cardiff changes Neil Warnock might have to think about ahead of match against Derby County

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Cardiff City were unable to capitalise on a 10-man Fulham as they were pegged back to a 1-1 draw in Wales.

In fact, the side are without a win in their last three fixtures in all competitions, with two league draws sandwiching a 3-0 battering at home to Luton Town.

Cardiff’s next test comes against struggling Derby County. In a game between two sides who should probably both have recorded more points than they have so far this season, what changes can Neil Warnock make to get his side back on track?

Junior Hoilett for Gavin Whyte

The veteran winger made a substitute appearance in the game against Fulham and has only made one league start since the turn of the new season. Despite this, he has one goal and an assist already to his name; Whyte has neither.

Derby are struggling to find any consistency in their defence at the moment. The injury to Jayden Bogle has meant a shortage in full-backs, with young left-footed Max Lowe being forced to play at right-back.

A skilful experienced winger like Hoilett would certainly cause trouble for Derby. He is a great crosser of the ball too, which has often been Derby’s detriment this season.

Callum Paterson for Robert Glatzel

The last time these two sides met, Paterson scored and hit the woodwork against the Rams at Pride Park. With him and Hoilett in the team, you have the makings of a real threat that is precisely what Derby hate defending against. The 6ft former defender is no stranger to heading a ball and is at his most dangerous in and around the penalty box.

Glatzel is yet to record a single goal or assists in five starts for his team, with Omar Bogle being the only recognised striker to actually score for the club. With Paterson returning back to full fitness and having much the more experience, though, you can imagine Warnock will go with the Scotsman.


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