Blades Looking For Cup Glory In Cardiff

Last updated : 01 January 2004 By @blades_mad1889

The hero that day was Fred Turnstall but I'm sure that United players will be lining up to score a winning goal in Welsh capital.

At the momment we are unsure if either Alan Wright or Dean Sturridge will be able to play, both are on loan to United from Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectably but the Red and White Wizards must get permission from their clubs in order to play them in FA Cup.

Neil Warnock hinted last week that he may put youngster Ian Ross in the squad to face the Bluebirds. Ross started as a substitute in the 2-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers in Carling Cup but never made an appearance.

Possible Starting Eleven: Kenny, Kozluk, Jagielka, Page, Whitlow, Ndlovu, McCall, Montgomery, Tonge, Lester, Ward.

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Cardiff City, managed by Lennie Lawence is expected to keep former Blade loanee Andrew Campbell upfront while former Manchester City keeper Martyn Margetson and Spencer Prior should retain their place after a baron of missed games.

The Welshmen will be looking to get back into action at Ninnian Park, their last game wasn't a success when they lost 2-1 away at Watford last Sunday.

Possible Starting Eleven: Margetson, Gabbidon, Prior, Vidmar, Weston, Langley, Whalley, Kavanagh, Boland, Thorne, Campbell.

The referee for this game is Paul Taylor of Hartfordshire, Taylor who refereed the Yorkshire Derby between Bradford City and the Blades earlier this season which United won 2-1 has so far dished out 75 yellow cards to 10 red cards in 20 games, one of which was to Dean Windass in the said fixture.

Please remember that although this game will be played on Saturday 3rd January 2004 and is not on Live TV the kick-off time will be 12:00. Like, in the game at home to Wigan Athletic their will be a one minutes silence before kick-off for Gil Reece who played for both United and Cardiff.