No returns for Watford
Watford are unable to welcome back any of their injured players for the trip to second-placed Cardiff.
Skipper John Eustace remains on the sidelines with his long-term back problem and continues to be joined by defenders Piccoli Neuton (ankle) and Nyron Nosworthy (hamstring) as well as midfielders Prince Buaben (hamstring) and Geoffrey Mujangi Bia (groin). Defender Joel Ekstrand, who has made one substitute appearance this season, is a doubt and will be assessed ahead of the clash in south Wales although he is unlikely to figure in any case. Manager Gianfranco Zola watched his side snatch a 1-0 win over bottom club Peterborough on Saturday thanks to a 90th-minute penalty from substitute Matej Vydra. Vydra is one of those competing for a starting berth against the Bluebirds along with the likes of Mark Yeates and Sean Murray.