With new manager Mick McCarthy kicking off his managerial career at Cardiff City, the boss has attracted reviews and reactions from fans after naming his very first lineup that will be facing Barnsley on Tuesday night. The fans of the Bluebirds were somewhat provoked after being greeted with the lineup, with some questioning the coach’s decision over his choice of selections.

McCarthy’s first game in charge sees Aden Flint slotted straight into the starting line-up following his return from a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday after struggling with niggling injuries and for form. The manager’s decision to start Flint was backed by football expert from Ipswich Town Andy Warren as he said that the decision to start the strong defender could not go wrong.Another player who was dropped to the bench was club captain Sean Morrison. The skipper’s presence on the bench left fans guessing whether he is returning to fitness after just recently returning from injury. Although he featured in the match against Queens Park Rangers one week ago, the manager is trying not to risk his captain and instead decided to protect him by dropping him to the bench.

Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson who has been in fine form for Cardiff City was also asked to start from the bench as he failed to make it to the starting line-up for the first time so far this season. Greg Cunningham and Joe Bennett were missing from the matchday squad and Joel Bagan, 19, was given the nod to feature in the left-back position.

McCarthy opted for a three-man midfield containing the likes of Joe Ralls, Leandro Bacuna, and Will Vaulks. Starting at right-back was Perry Ng while Max Watters was nowhere to be found in the squad after initially limping off during training on Monday afternoon.


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