Cardiff City could be drinking at the ‘Last Chance Saloon’ on Tuesday evening, when they head to the Amex Stadium to take on Brighton and Hove Albion in the biggest match of their season, but they have no new injury issues for the game, according to BBC Sport.
The Bluebirds head across the Severn Bridge and down to Sussex knowing full well that they need to win this contest, to keep their hopes of staying up realistic.
Were Cardiff to lose to Brighton, they would fall eight points behind Chris Hughton’s men, who would also have a game in hand of Neil Warnock’s charges, and you would think the Welsh outfit would be doomed for an immediate return to the Championship.
This is the second huge match in three days for the Bluebirds, having already had a similar chance to boost their survival hopes at Burnley on Saturday, only to lose 1-0 to worsen their position.
It could be that Cardiff are getting Brighton at a good time though. The Seagulls were battered on their own patch by Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, and confidence could be a little low as a result.
One other thing which could be in the Bluebirds’ favour, is the fact that Warnock has no new injury issues to contend with ahead of such a mammoth night for the club.
Sol Bamba and Callum Paterson are both long-term absentees, but them aside, the Cardiff boss has plenty of options open to him, as he looks to mastermind a way of picking up three hugely valuable points.
In order for the Bluebirds to come away victorious from the contest, they are going to need to reverse a pretty dismal record in front of goal on their travels this term.
Cardiff have only found the net nine times in the Premier League away from Wales this season, which is comfortably the worst in the division, and that is something that is going to have to change if they are to give themselves hope of beating the drop.