Pre-season friendly: Cheltenham Town 1-1 Cardiff City

Cardiff's Kim Bo-Kyung shoots

New signing John Brayford made his Cardiff City debut as they warmed up for their Premier League debut with a 1-1 draw at League Two Cheltenham Town.

The full-back, a £1.5m buy from Derby County, was introduced for the final half-hour in place of Matthew Connolly.

Cheltenham had taken an early lead when Steve Elliott flicked on a corner at the near post for Troy Brown to score.

But Craig Bellamy and Fraizer Campbell combined well for Kim Bo-Kyung to equalise with a low 20-yard shot.

Both sides were denied further goals by offside decisions, with Campbell hitting the back of the net for the Bluebirds and Brown on target for Cheltenham.

Cardiff's record signing Andres Cornelius proved an aerial menace, heading over the bar and drawing two saves from Robins goalkeeper Scott Brown.

Elsewhere on Saturday, a Cardiff City XI won 3-2 at Barry Town United.


Cheltenham Town: S. Brown; Jombati, Elliott, T. Brown, Braham-Barrett (Lowe '80); Deering, Penn (c), Richards, Vincent (McGlashan '70); Gornell (Kotwica '87), Cureton (Harrison '70).

Subs not used: Roberts (GK), Jones, Hanks, Taylor, Kotwica.

Cardiff City: Marshall (GK); Connolly (Brayford '61), Hudson (McNaughton '61), Turner (Nugent '68), Taylor (Lappin '68); Whittingham (Ralls '68), Bo-Kyung (Conway '46), Mutch (Cowie '61), Noone (Smith '46); Bellamy (Maynard '46), Campbell (Cornelius '46).

Subs not used: Lewis (GK), O'Sullivan.

Referee: Simon Hooper

Attendance: 2,561