Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay to mull over loan options

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has said he will assess Cardiff's injury list before deciding if he is to enter the loan market.

Mackay was left counting the cost after Cardiff's 0-0 home draw with Leicester in the Championship.

Craig Conway, Rob Earnshaw, Mark Hudson and Rudy Gestede all suffered injuries and Mackay will assess his squad before deciding if reinforcements are needed.

"We'll see where we are in terms of the group," said Mackay.

"We'll consolidate and see where we go from Monday. To lose four players to injury during a game is something that doesn't usually happen."

Midfielder Conway and defender Hudson were both withdrawn after suffering ankle injuries during the first-half against Leicester.

Wales striker Earnshaw, who replaced Conway, was also forced to leave the field only 18 minutes after coming on after suffering a thigh injury.

His replacement, Rudy Gestede, also pulled a hamstring during the second half but was forced to play on with Cardiff having used their three substitutes.

Mackay has shown he is prepared to enter the loan market in event of injury.

Cardiff have signed Aston Villa's 21-year-old keeper Elliott Parish on loan until November following an injury to Tom Heaton.

However Mackay has dismissed newspaper reports linking Cardiff with Manchester United striker Federico Macheda saying: "[I] don't know anything about it."