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Bluebirds look to cement automatic promotion spot on the road

CARDIFF City will attempt to cement their automatic promotion spot on Wednesday when they travel to Ipswich.

They climbed to second at the weekend after beating play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough 1-0 on home soil.

A first-half header from captain Sean Morrison was enough to clinch victory in a match in which both sides offered very little.

The Bluebirds remain unbeaten in February and have kept a clean sheet in their last two games putting them second in the form table, two points above third place Aston Villa.

With 14 games left for Cardiff to get promoted Neil Warnock said: “We’re in a good place at the moment. I think we can get better.”

However, Cardiff will face a tough test against mid-table Ipswich whose draw in their derby against Norwich extended their unbeaten run to three games.

A 89th minute goal from centre back Luke Chambers and Ipswich thought they’d won the game. Norwich equalised in stoppage time to give Ipswich their second draw in as many games.

Last time around 

Warnock will hope his side can repeat their performance from October where they cruised to a 3-1 victory.

Cardiff took an early lead after Junior Hoilett volleyed the ball into the net.

The home side were unlucky not to extent their lead before the break but just a minute into the second half and Cardiff were back in business. A great build up gifted Omar Bogle his first goal for the Bluebirds.

In the 90th minute Ipswich got a goal back thanks to a strike from Bersant Celina only to have it cancelled out a minute later as Danny Ward fired in a rebound.

Team news

Several players have come back from injury this week as Warnock announced that Craig Bryson, Kadeem Harris and Matthew Connolly are all available for selection.

However, Aron Gunnarsson will remain side-lined until March and Jazz Richards is unavailable for two weeks.

Ipswich striker David McGoldrick came off the bench against Norwich after a period of injury and will be available for selection.

Andre Dozzell (ligament) is set to miss the rest of the season.

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