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Injury setback for Cardiff striker

28th December 2018, 13:41 by Simon Barlow

Kenneth Zohore has suffered a setback ahead of Cardiff City's trip to Leicester and Callum Paterson's injury could keep him out too.

Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock could be forced to deploy Bobby Reid as a lone striker on Saturday with Paterson having picked up an injury prior to the Boxing Day draw at Crystal Palace.

Warnock made five changes to his starting XI at Selhurst Park - from the side thrashed at home by Manchester United - dropping Harry Arter, Josh Murphy, Aron Gunnarsson and Greg Cunningham.

Paterson was not in the squad at all and he could miss out again as the matches come thick and fast over Christmas.

Lee Peltier, Joe Bennett, Joe Ralls, Kadeem Harris and Reid were given chances last time out but Zohore will again be missing after he suffered a setback on his road to recovery from injury.

"He's feeling like I am - gutted," said manager Warnock.

"I read in one report that him and Paterson were squaring up to each other. News to me, that. Paterson squares up to everyone!

"He's done so well and worked so hard to get back the sharpness and when he came on I thought he looked sharp and then he pulls a thigh muscle.

"You could cry at times. I still think we need a striker and a Kenneth Zohore firing on all cylinders. We need both, so I don't think that changes anything. But it's such a shame because he is such an explosive player."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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