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Robbie ‘square-peg’ Fowler’s double doesn’t help out Cardiff

As Roman Abramovitch will attest, picking a team can be tough work. So spare a thought for Cardiff boss Dave Jones and his thread bare squad, who, after a home draw with Preston, was quoted on the BBC site saying:

“At the moment we’re trying to put one or two square pegs in round holes.”

Let’s just have a look at those square pegs for a minute Dave, do they include Robbie Fowler, Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink and Trevor Sinclair? How bad can it be? At Cardiff, worse than you’d imagine.

Fowler bagged two on Saturday and will surely fill his soon-to-be-golden boots against Championship defences this season, but it is not just clogging centre-backs that he is presenting a problem to. With Cardiff’s all-star line-up currently the Championship’s biggest media draw Jones will need to match column inches with results. So, after three home defeats, Jones was quite up-beat about the Preston result, saying:

“If we’re going to take any consolation it’s that we’ve stopped the rot here, which was becoming a little bit annoying,”

If they don’t replace the rot with a few wins and a place near the top of the table then Jones could be facing an ‘annoying’ period on gardening leave.