Cardiff City have started the season with indifferent form, currently sat in mid-table and struggling to reach the top half despite a few wins here and there to boost their points total.
The Bluebirds are currently looking for a new manager following the resignation of Neil Warnock following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at The Cardiff City Stadium to Severnside derby rivals Bristol City.
A few of the Cardiff players will be fearing for their spot in the Bluebirds side when the international break is over as a new manager could potentially be through the door to help the Bluebirds move on up the table.
Here, we take a look at two players that are at risk of being dropped at Cardiff…
The 26-year-old defender has managed to break into the Cardiff side following his summer move from Oxford United, and having been a bench warmer for most of the season so far, he could already find himself out the Bluebirds team.
The Plymouth Argyle youth graduate has put in some impressive performances however he could be dropped back to the bench as fourth-choice centre back with Sean Morrison and Sol Bamba on their way back from injury.
Nelson has plenty of quality defenders at the back to compete with for a spot in the Cardiff side and with Aden Flint, Morrison and Bamba providing that Championship experience more regularly than what Nelson has had, a new manager may fancy the tried and tested players at Championship level.
Despite Bogle not having been a regular starter for Cardiff this season, he may find himself dropped for the next Championship game as his overall performances haven’t been up to scratch so far.
Should Bogle be dropped from the Cardiff starting lineup?
The striker has the ability to compete in the Championship, but his one goal in nine league appearances under Neil Warnock this season haven’t been what was expected of the forward.
Robert Glatzel is on his way back from injury and could be available for the next game, while Danny Ward will be back for suspension in the near future and physical forward Gary Madine could be another option that can step into the breach.
The Bluebirds have struggled to find the net all season and on evidence so far, Bogle doesn’t look like the man who will be able to relieve those worries however playing as a lone striker with Lee Tomlin hasn’t suited the 29-year-old’s strengths.