Preview: Cardiff City vs Rotherham United

Cardiff City Stadium. (Image: Callum Ellis)

Date: 08/05/2021
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Cardiff City are hoping to finish their season off with a win against relegation battlers, Rotherham.
The Bluebirds come into the game knowing that the best position they can finish in the Championship table is 7th place.
After beating Birmingham 4-0 last time out, in a game that saw Wales star, Harry Wilson, score his first senior career hat-trick, Cardiff will fancy their chances against a Rotherham side who are still fighting to stay up.
The away side, who are winless in seven, know that a win could see them keep their place in the Championship next season. United need to see Derby fail to beat Sheffield Wednesday in their match.
It was announced today that City right-back, Jordi Osei-Tutu has returned to his parent club Arsenal after suffering another injury. The defender spent six months out injured before making his final two appearances in April.
“”It’s awful, its demoralising and you almost get embarrassed if you keep getting injured,” said Cardiff boss Mick McCarthy, who loved working with the player during his time with the club.
McCarthy has also stated that he admires the way that Rotherham have fought to the final day and expects his opposition to fight “tooth and nail” in a game that means so much to their club.
“I think Paul Warne’s teams play that way anyway, they give everything,” said McCarthy.
“It’s a bit like us, we are not going out to show everybody how to play a wonderful game of football, we are going out to win it.
Kieffer Moore is set to start for Cardiff after netting 20 times this season. The game is also likely to be the final outing for Sheyi Ojo and Harry Wilson, who will both return to Liverpool after their season-long loans with City.
Mick McCarthy is also without Junior Hoilett and Max Watters who are both confirmed to be out.
In the reverse fixture, Cardiff scored late to snatch a 2-1 away win, that meant McCarthy continued his terrific start with the club.