Neil Warnock

Cardiff vs West Ham: Neil Warnock's Best Available Bluebirds Lineup

Cardiff welcome ninth place West Ham on Saturday in what surely is a must win game for Neil Warnock's men. 


A win could see the Bluebirds move out of the relegation spots, with the club currently two points behind Southampton who play Tottenham on the same day.


Here's the potential lineup Warnock could select for Saturday's clash.

3. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Neil Etheridge (GK) - The 29-year-old has kept an impressive seven clean sheets this season and will be hoping his team can help him get another against the Hammers.


Lee Peltier (RB) - The full back has only made 11 appearances in the Premier League this season.


Sean Morrison (CB) - Morrison will have to put in a real captain's effort and rally his men to show why they deserve to stay in the English top flight.


Bruno Ecuele Manga (CB) - The Gabon international will be looking to use his set-piece abilities to get balls into the box during the 90 minutes. He replaces Sol Bamba, who is out for the rest of the season.


Joe Bennett (LB) - With just one assist in 21 league games, Bennett is in the team for his defensive acumen rather than his attacking contributions.

2. Midfielders

Callum Paterson (RM) - The versatile midfielder has featured in all but one game this campaign and has looked solid throughout. 


Harry Arter (CM) - The Irishman's aggressiveness and desire to win the ball back will be exactly what Warnock needs to break down the West Ham attack.


Aron Gunnarsson (CM) - Gunnarsson will need to be at his best if he is to cope with the hard-working Hammers midfield.


Victor Camarasa (CM) - The Spaniard has only managed to find the back of the net on three occasions and will aim to improve that record on Saturday.


Josh Murphy (LM) - The former Norwich winger is one of Cardiff's main attacking outlets, netting three goals in 22 league games so far this season.

1. Forwards

Oumar Niasse (ST) - The Everton loanee has failed to find the back of the net during his time with Cardiff so far this season and will be looking to alter that record on Saturday.