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Welsh clubs' FA Cup Third-Round Draws

  • Stoke v Wrexham
  • Oxford or Tranmere Rovers v Swansea
  • Cardiff v Colchester

Wrexham face a tough game against Premier League side Stoke in the third round of the FA Cup. The matches will take place over the first weekend of January, and sees the Premier League and Championship sides join the competition.

The draw was held at 'The Deep' aquarium in Hull

Full time: Cardiff City 0 - 0 Rotherham

Cardiff City were forced to settle for a point after a disappointing draw with Rotherham.

Despite chances for Sean Morrison, Craig Noone and Federico Macheda, the home side were unable to make the breakthrough.

The result leaves the Championship side on 30 points ahead of their away match with Bournemouth next Saturday.

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Half time: Cardiff City 0 - 0 Rotherham

Despite a couple of decent chances, Cardiff City were unable to break the deadlock by half time in their home match against Rotherham.

Sean Morrison, with two headers, came closest for the Bluebirds, while midfielder Craig Noone had a shot saved.

Cardiff, on 30 points, started the day 2 points off the Championship play off places.

Rotherham the visitors to Cardiff in Championship clash

Cardiff take on Rotherham at the Cardiff City Stadium later looking to end the day in the Championship play-off places.

Anthony Pilkington is expected to be out for around a month. Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

The Bluebirds are in good form going into the game having dispatched Watford 1-0 in their last league encounter.

Cardiff have won their last five homes games, but boss Russell Slade will have to try and secure number six without winger Anthony Pilkington, who is expected to be out for three or four weeks with a hamstring problem.

Elsewhere defender Bruno Ecuele Manga (knee) and midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi (multiple muscular injuries) are also sidelined.

FT: Cardiff City 1 - 0 Watford

Cardiff got their first away win in this season's Championship campaign at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Adam Le Fondre got the only goal of the game at Watford in the first half.

Cardiff City Supporters Trust withdraws Malky Mackay honorary membership

Cardiff City Supporters' Trust have withdrawn the honorary membership granted to former Bluebirds manager Malky Mackay.

The membership was originally given to his Mackay for his work at Cardiff City Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

"When the initial allegations of racist, sexist and homophobic emails were first revealed, the Trust board said that it would wait for the results of a Football Association inquiry, fully expecting that to be concluded within weeks" said a trust spokesperson.

"It has not."

"With still no timetable for the FA to report, we have decided to withdraw Malky Mackay’s honorary membership of the Trust with immediate effect."

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Vincent Tan calls Wigan owner and manager 'racist'

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has hit out at Wigan owner Dave Whelan and manager Malky Mackay calling them both 'racists'.

The Malaysian businessman was speaking after Whelan gave an interview to the Guardian where he said 'Jews chase money more than anybody else' and said it was acceptable to refer to Chinese person as a 'chink'.

Tan sacked Mackay, who was appointed Wigan manager on Wednesday, as Cardiff boss last year.

It was later revealed that Mackay had exchanged offensive text messages with a former colleague.

Mackay has apologised for his involvement in the texts and denied he had prejudices, saying: "I'm no racist. I'm no sexist. I'm no homophobe. I'm no anti-Semite."

Vincent Tan employed Malky Mackay at Cardiff. Credit: PA

"I think he insulted the dignity of all Jewish people. I think he insulted the dignity of Chinese," Tan told the BBC.

"I'm so disappointed the chairman of Wigan, a big club, is also a racist. This is a racist chairman hiring a racist manager.

"I hope that stops at two racists in Wigan, not snowballing to 2,000 or 20,000 racists in Wigan."

Whelan has since apologised for the comments, saying he did not mean to cause offence.

The Wigan said earlier: "I apologise on my behalf and on behalf of the club. We do not ever want to insult any nation or any person in the world."

Cardiff prepare for home clash with Reading

Cardiff City's Sean Morrison take on former club at Cardiff City Stadium Credit: PA

Cardiff City take on Reading at home in the Championship tonight.

Russell Slade's men currently stand 12th in the table after a goalless draw against Birmingham a fortnight ago.

Tonight's match will see ex- Royals defender Sean Morrison face his former club for the first time.

Slade looks for Cardiff reaction after Millwall defeat

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade says he is looking for a reaction from his players following their 1-0 defeat at Millwall.

Russell Slade has called for a reaction from his players against Leeds United. Credit: PA Wire

The loss was Slade's first since replacing Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, and he has urged his players to show a tougher mentality when they take on Leeds United on Saturday.

"When you go a goal down there is a need to be mentally tough and what cost us against Millwall was the immediate spell after that goal," Slade said,

“It took a little bit of time to get a reaction after we went behind. We need a reaction against Leeds on Saturday now.”

FT: Millwall 1 - 0 Cardiff City

Millwall's Matthew Briggs takes on Cardiff City's Federico Macheda and Anthony Pilkington. Credit: PA

Full-time at The Den and Cardiff City have lost to Millwall 1-0. A goal from Millwall's Danny Shittu sealed the defeat for Russel Slade's side.

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