A number of Cardiff City’s big stars have been conspicuous by their absence during the first three pre-season outings.
The Bluebirds have enjoyed mixed fortunes thus far, thrashing Bath City before a wobble against Cambridge United and a last-gasp winner over Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday evening.
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However, they have had to do so without a number of their first-team squad available.
Captain Sean Morrison and Josh Murphy are yet to feature for City, while Perry Ng and Curtis Nelson were both missing from the Forest Green clash.
But Mick McCarthy moved quickly to allay any fears that their absences would be long term.
“They’ve just got little knocks,” McCarthy told Gist Vile.
“Perry is an ankle. I can’t remember all the injuries, we’ve had so many!
“Perry will be looking if not Saturday then Tuesday. Sean if not Saturday then Tuesday, Josh similarly.
“They are all on their way back. There is nothing now with any significance that’s going to keep them out.
“Well, I’m hoping that’s the case.”
The Bluebirds have also had to play their pre-season so far without their international stars Kieffer Moore, Rubin Colwill and Curacao’s Leandro Bacuna.
They will be back in the fold in due course after their summer breaks have finished, with hope of being fighting fit ahead of the opening Championship game against Barnsley on August 7.