‘ Latest News on Rickie Lamberts injury and ‘


By Annis Abraham



Neil Warnock: ” Rickie Lambert is ‘sore’, hopefully allaying fears that a long lay-off is on the horizon.

Warnock said: “We don’t really know. He couldn’t run properly on Thursday, it was pointless risking risking it really.

“He tried it and it was sore so we just never even tried him.”
The Bluebirds were without striker Rickie Lambert against Brighton yesterday after the England international was unable to train on Thursday,so Warnock had no other choice to withdraw Lambert from yesterdays game.

Warnock does not know the extent of Lambert’s injury but was pleased with the performance of his understudy, Frederic Gounongbe, who made his first start under Neil Warnock on Saturday.

Lambert will see a specialist on Monday as he seems to be getting a repeat of the same niggling injury.

Warnock Said “Fred’s done well in training and I thought he did well for an hour [against Brighton]. It’s hard, that sole role up there [in attack] and everybody’s got to contribute, and I thought we did.”

“To think we lost Lee Peltier through suspension, who’s been our best defender, and Rickie, who’s on a goalscoring spree, it was difficult, but all credit to the lads who came in.”

Cardiff City’s next game is away to Ipswich next Saturday,where Peltier will be available again and Warnock will be hoping he will have Rickie Lambert fit again.