Date: 31st December 2011 at 2:15pm
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Cardiff City are without key full-back Kevin McNaughton against Nottm Forest – he has failed a late fitness test on the calf muscle he picked up at Watford. Darcy Blake deputises at right back.

There is a surprise recall for French striker Rudy Gestede who will partner Kenny Miller in attack. Slovakian Filip Kiss misses out and is not included in the squad. The game has come too early for McPhail so Malky has gone for a 4-3-1-2 formation with Joe Mason playing behind the front two.

An attacking move from the Bluebirds, but Nottingham Forest will be a very tough test despite their league position.