Aston Villa v Cardiff: Live text updates, team news and links

Morning all and some news to start with; it looks like Harewood is off to Newcastle. Nothing is confirmed, but it just looks like it will be happening and if it does, it will initially be a loan deal for three months. It will be good for the player and if it does happen, I for one hope he does well.

But, to the Carling Cup and we are playing tonight, so this post will be the place where a few things will be getting dropped today under specific headings but if you have any links you think might be interesting, also drop them in the comments box below and if they are worth it, we will add them to the user links section that you will see below as and when we get the first one.

I don't think this game is on TV anywhere but there is every chance we will get a few links later but you will be able to get Jack Walker on AVTV and there will be local radio coverage, but before that, the manger.

The Manager on Cardiff City in the Carling Cup

Martin O'Neill, from the club site
We desperately want to win the game and we will go strongly. We will make some changes to the side but the players who are coming in are not peripheral players - they are quality ones in our squad who have played a big part in getting results in the not-too-distant past. They will feel a bit unlucky not to be in the side at the moment actually.

We just want to make some progress. We are out of Europe so we really want to concentrate on everything domestically. This competition is upon us and we will go and give it everything we've got.

Team News

This is coming as we get it, but as the manager has suggested there will be changes and with Heskey and Young unlikely, don't be surprised to see Milner on the left and Albrighton come in (can't find confirmation that he has joined Forest on loan), Beye to come in and quite possibly Reo-Coker in the middle.

The Players

Guzan, Beye, Cuellar, Collins, Shorey, Milner, Delph, Petrov, Gardner, Agbonlahor and Carew

Subs: Sidwell, Dunne, Friedel, Clark, Albrighton, Delfouneso and Warnock

Live Updates

There will be updates via Twitter and the forum and I suspect below. The forum will probably be easier to follow, but both are welcome.

User Links

Coming soon.