Embattled Bluebirds seek home win against stuttering Blackburn to stay away from relegation zone

Cardiff City need a rare home win after three defeats on the spin sparks fan concern

CARDIFF City welcome Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night (7.45pm) looking for their first home victory since December 9.

Erol Bulut’s men need to bounce back from three consecutive Championship defeats, including a 4-1 thumping by Norwich on Saturday, which has spurred anger amid sections of the Bluebirds’ support.

City, in 14th position, are now closer to the relegation zone than the play-off spots; eight points above QPR and 11 points below Coventry in sixth place.

With just two wins in their last 10 home games, fans’ worries about the Bluebirds’ form is based as much on the manner of the defeats as the results themselves, but tonight offers an opportunity.

Blackburn are also in a worrying run of form under new manager John Eustace, who is taking charge of his third game and still looking for his first victory.

Rovers have the second leakiest defence in the league and are searching for their first win on the road since November 25.

Bulut hopes that defender Perry Ng will be back in time for the game.

“We have to give the fans something back. We have to show more,” he said.

“It’s a good moment to come back with a win and turn it in a positive way. We have to get three points.

“We’ve got 40 points but we have to continue. We have 14 games more and we have to change it again.”

With matches against Stoke City, Bristol City and Huddersfield Town to follow – before a little trip to Swansea on March 16 – the next few weeks represent a key period in Cardiff’s season.