Promotion-chasing Cardiff hope influential defender Sol Bamba will make Nottingham Forest's Sky Bet Championship visit on Saturday night.
Bamba was forced off in the first half of last weekend's win at Norwich after tweaking his groin but has returned to training.
On loan duo Jamie Ward and Armand Traore are ineligible to play against their parent club.
Joe Ralls and Jazz Richards are both nearing full fitness but may have to wait until Tuesday's trip to Derby to be involved.
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