Macclesfield Town 2 - 1 Cardiff City

Match info: FA Cup - 3rd Rnd at Moss Rose Ground

Date: 05/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: A Madley Att: 3,165

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Matthew Barnes-Homer 85,88 (pen)



Nathaniel Jarvis 57

FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: January 4 2013, 11:51 GMT

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay could rest his entire first-choice XI as they prepare for their fifth game in 14 days against Macclesfield in the FA Cup third round.

Mackay: Could make 11 changes
Mackay: Could make 11 changes

Plenty of the club's development players and regular substitutes are set to be given the chance to impress against the Blue Square Bet Premier side.

Goalkeeper David Marshall, striker Craig Bellamy and captain Mark Hudson look certain to to have an afternoon off while the likes of Joe Lewis, Joe Ralls and Etien Velikonja are set to get some valuable game time.

Former Leeds midfielder Stephen McPhail has not featured since the opening day of the season, a Capital One Cup defeat at Northampton, but he could return having been a regular for the development side.

Peter Whittingham definitely will not feature with a knee injury, the ex-Aston Villa winger is targeting a return against Ipswich next weekend, while striker Nicky Maynard remains out for the season.

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