Cardiff City were forced to settle for a point in their recent match against Derby County, as both sides played out a 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening.
The Rams took the lead through an impressive Martyn Waghorn free-kick, before Kieffer Moore equalised for the Bluebirds with 13 minutes remaining.
The draw means that Cardiff are now sat 14th in the Championship table, and four points adrift of the play-off positions after their opening eight matches of this year’s campaign.
But the Bluebirds were without a number of key players for the match against Phillip Cocu’s side, with Harry Wilson being their key man that was absent.
Speaking in a recent interview (quotes sourced from Wales Online), Cardiff boss Neil Harris issued an update on Wilson’s absence from the squad against Derby, and was hopeful that he’ll return to action in the near future.
“Right at the end of training yesterday [Tuesday], just a hip flexor, his left groin area, tightened up.
“We are hopeful that there is no long term in it, we are hoping it’s a really short turnaround. I’m not sure if we’ll see him on the weekend, we will have to see when we are back in tomorrow and Friday.
“To lose him, he is a big blow because he started like a house on fire with us. So he’s not going to be long.
Harris went on to reveal that Lee Tomlin was close to returning to the matchday squad, but stated that Jordi Osei-Tutu is set for a spell in the treatment room.
“Lee Tomlin is very close as well, which will give us another maverick in the side, great use of the ball, a real goal threat and a clever player for us at this level.
“It will certainly add quality for us having those two players back in the group.”
“Jordi’s not a great one, hamstring, he is going to be out until at least the international break, unfortunately.”
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He’ll be hoping to have Wilson back at the earliest of opportunities.
He’s already shown that he can have a positive impact going forward for the Bluebirds in the Championship, and I think they were missing him against Derby County in midweek.
Lee Tomlin is another player that can unlock opposition defences with relative ease at times, and Neil Harris will be eager to have him back available for selection in the near future.
But it’s a frustrating update on Osei-Tutu, as I’ve been really impressed with what I’ve seen from him so far this season.