Cardiff draw with Leicester

Cardiff City are four points clear at the top of the Championship, after a late equaliser earned them a 1-1 draw at home to Leicester.

Mackay: 'We're still picking up points'

Rudy Gestede was Cardiff's scorer last night - the second consecutive game they got a late equaliser. Credit: PA

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay was still upbeat, as his side stuttered again at the top of the Championship.

They drew 1-1 at home against Leicester City, and have collected just five points from their last five matches. They are just four points ahead of the chasing pack.

"To get a goal is relief when you are a goal down with a few minutes to go. But it was just reward for the way the team kept fighting to the end. We had a never-say-die attitude to knocking on the door", Mackay said.

"There are no givens in this division and I don't expect any between now and the end of the season. You only need to look at the results in other areas to see that everyone is cutting each others' throats. It's a dangerous division."

"But what pleases me about my team is they fight to the very end no matter what. We're still picking up points. You've got to work for every point and we've added another towards our total with one game less."


Cardiff City feel points pressure at top of Championship

Cardiff City are looking to get some of their confidence back against Leicester. Credit: PA

Cardiff City kick off against Leicester in the Championship tonight, with their lead at the top of the division cut to just three points.

It had been as many as eleven, little more than a month ago, but one win in four games has seen Malky Mackay's side pegged back.

Hull City are their closest challengers, after they grabbed a 1-0 win at Burnley last night.

For live updates on tonight's action, visit the ITV Sport website

Bellamy and Hudson return for Cardiff

Craig Bellamy (centre) and Mark Hudson (right) will be welcomed back for Cardiff. Credit: PA

Cardiff City will be boosted by the return of Craig Bellamy and captain Mark Hudson for the visit of Leicester to the Cardiff City Stadium tonight.

Forward Bellamy and defender Hudson have recovered from knee and ankle problems respectively.

Cardiff have only won one of their last four Championship games, but still have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Leicester City have won one in seven in the league, but still sit fifth, and part of a close fight for the play-off places.