Cardiff City will be looking to give their play-off hopes a further boost by extending their unbeaten run to eight matches when they travel to face a relegation-threatened Stoke City side this coming weekend.
Neil Harris’ side battled from behind on two occasions to seal a 2-2 draw against Wigan on Saturday, with this result meaning the Bluebirds have now claimed seven points from their last three games to move within three points of the top six.
It has been quite the turnaround for Cardiff since their humiliating 6-1 loss to QPR on New Years’ Day, and their fortunes could now be set to further improve with midfielder Joe Ralls set to return to the first-team fold, according to WalesOnline.
Ralls has been struggling with a string of injury problems over the last few months which means he has only played the full 90 minutes once since Harris’ arrival, but he now looks set to be available when Cardiff face the Potters this weekend.
The Cardiff fan Twitter account CityBluebirds.com has now posed the question of whether Ralls should re-enter the side in place of Marlon Pack or Will Vaulks, despite this midfield duo having been complementing each other nicely of late.
With Pack and Vaulks doing well in central midfield recently, would you drop anyone for Ralls with him likely to be available for Stoke this weekend, or would you keep things as they are? #CCFC pic.twitter.com/NtY4IXjQTj
— CityBluebirds.com (@CityBluebirds_) February 17, 2020
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Plenty of Cardiff supporters answered the question by claiming Ralls should immediately re-enter the starting line-up on his return, but others argued there is no need for Harris to change the team given Cardiff’s recent unbeaten run.
Here are some of the responses…
As long as Vaulks starts…!
At the minute don't change anything. When the moment arises see what Ralls & Vaulks can do in the middle. I'm a big Bacuna fan as well. We have good competition for CM now when all fully fit.
— Bοβ Bεανς 🏴🇬🇧🇬🇷 (@bobbeans83) February 18, 2020
No way. We know Ralls can’t play the anchor role that Pack does. Therefore are people seriously suggesting that he replaces Vaulks or Tomlin 😲🙄 Don’t get the Ralls “love in” myself.
— Tim Luke (@TimLuke64) February 17, 2020
don’t try to fix something when it’s not broke,keep it as it is and bring him on as fresh legs
— Jordan (@JordanCorns) February 17, 2020
For me, Ralls is our best outfield player, but then you never like to change a team doing well. Tough one.
— Scott Williams (@scottw90) February 17, 2020
No need to change anything
— Rhys Jones (@rhysjones_ccfc) February 17, 2020
Ralls in for Pack for me
— 𝙅𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙚. (@JHowells95) February 17, 2020
Personally for me pack is not as good as ralls and with him in the mid are team is brill tomo, valuks and ralls is class. For me pack is not as quick and as clinical as ralls
— Curtis (@curtis723) February 17, 2020