Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could hand new signing Juan Cala an immediate debut as Cardiff face Swansea in Saturday's south Wales derby.
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The Spaniard joined earlier this week after having his contract terminated by Sevilla, and could be preferred to defender Ben Turner, with club captain Mark Hudson nursing a hamstring injury.
Wilfried Zaha is set to make his first start having made a big impact off the bench in last weekend's win over Norwich.
Swansea interim head coach Garry Monk has decisions to make over three key players.
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm and forward Michu have returned to training this week, although a starting role for the Spaniard is highly unlikely, while Jonjo Shelvey's hamstring problem is being assessed.
Defender Chico Flores is set to be involved despite a recent training ground row with Monk, and the furore caused by his actions against West Ham last weekend.
Swansea (from: Vorm, Amat, Taylor, Flores, Williams, Britton, Shelvey, Michu, Bony, Hernandez, Dyer, Cornell, Lamah, Routledge, Tiendalli, De Guzman, Rangel, Pozuelo, Tremmel, Vazquez, Richards, Ngog, Emnes.
Cardiff (from): Marshall, Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Whittingham, Medel, Jones, Campbell, Kim, Smith, Eikrem, Noone, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Cowie, McNaughton, Theophile-Catherine, Daehli, Lewis, Berget, Fabio, Zaha, Bellamy, Cala.