Cardiff City will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run under new boss Neil Harris to four matches when they welcome relegation strugglers Barnsley to South Wales on Saturday afternoon.
Harris has seen his side collect a total of seven points from a possible nine since his arrival as Neil Warnock’s successor, with this string of results including back-to-back victories over Stoke and Nottingham Forest last week.
This feat is even more impressive when it is considered Harris needed to contend with a number of injury problems in his squad during this time, but the Cardiff boss has now provided an fitness update on some of his sidelined players.
Speaking to WalesOnline, Harris did not officially confirm which players would be available for the clash with the Tykes on the weekend, but he firstly revealed that striker Robert Glatzel is nearing a return following over a month on the sidelines.
The German has been unavailable with a hamstring injury since the South Wales derby clash with Swansea back in late October, but he could now be challenging for a spot on the bench on Saturday with Gary Madine likely to lead the line again.
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Harris also revealed that Joe Ralls could be included in the Cardiff match-day squad for the first time since early November, with the midfielder having not featured since he netted an impressive hat-trick against Birmingham in the 4-2 victory.
Furthermore, Harris noted that Gavin Whyte is edging closer to his return after playing 70 minutes during an in-house game during the week, while defenders Jazz Richards and Sol Bamba are also progressing well with the Under 23s.
Bamba has been a big miss for Cardiff since he suffered a serious injury during the second half of last season, but it seems he could be set to play a role for the Bluebirds over the festive period if he continues at the same rate of development.