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Cardiff City are facing a striker shortage ahead of their match against Bristol City on the weekend with both Danny Ward and Robert Glatzel set to be unavailable for the Severnside derby.
Summer signing Glatzel has led Cardiff’s attacking line for much of the season, but he missed last weekend’s 4-2 victory over Birmingham with a hamstring issue, and his replacement Ward is now suspended after being sent off during the match.
This means the duo are set to miss out the Bluebirds’ home clash with Robins, while the continued absence of forward Isaac Vassell means Omar Bogle now looks the leading candidate to front Cardiff’s attack on Sunday afternoon.
Bogle has struggled to establish himself in Neil Warnock’s side this season, with the former Wigan man having made a total of eight appearances for the Bluebirds, but he has been named in the starting line-up on just one occasion.
It now appears the 27-year-old will have a prime opportunity to prove his credentials when Cardiff welcome Bristol City to South Wales on Sunday, while it will also be a chance for Bogle to gain redemption following his last appearance against the Robins.
Should Omar Bogle start for Cardiff against Bristol City?
The forward was shown a red card during Cardiff’s 2-1 defeat to the Robins back in November 2017, with Bogle receiving his marching orders for a lunging challenge on Robins midfielder Marlon Pack, who is now a Bluebird following his transfer over the summer.
Bogle will be eager to make amends for his colossal error during the 2017 clash, and it almost seems like fate that Cardiff’s striking options have been depleted ahead of the two sides’ clash to pave the way for what will only be Bogle’s second start of the league season.
This could also mark the start of an extended run in the side for Bogle if he can deliver an impressive performance, as both Ward and Glatzel have struggled to impress in their last few matches, with the duo failing to make an impact against Swansea before Ward’s dismissal against the Blues.
Therefore, this is now an enormous opportunity for Bogle to reignite his Cardiff career. It seems likely he will be really fired up ahead of this one, and Warnock will surely opt to include him in the starting line-up at the Cardiff City Stadium.