Cardiff City: Federico Macheda set to play against Port Vale

Federico Macheda
Federico Macheda started his career at Lazio and has had spells at QPR, Stuttgart and Birmingham

Summer recruit Federico Macheda is set to make his Cardiff City debut in the League Cup match against Port Vale.

The former Manchester United striker was one of eight summer signings but is yet to make his Bluebirds bow.

But the 23-year-old Italian looks set to feature against the League One side on Tuesday.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "There will be a chance now Kiko [Macheda] will get a game, Javi Guerra will get a game, we'll get Kim Bo [Kyung] a game."

Cardiff travel to Port Vale off the back of their first defeat of the season, after a last minute Mark Hudson own goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat at Wolves on Saturday.

Former Manchester United striker Solskjaer says the League Cup is a good chance to blood new players, including youngsters such as Jazzi Barnum-Bobb who started in the 2-1 first round win against Coventry.

"But for the game against Coventry, nobody would have heard of him," Solskjaer said.

"But Jazzi is a good player and when you've got good players in the rank, young players, you want to give them a chance so they'll be players tomorrow hoping to make a start for the rest of their careers.

"I want a philosophy in the club to bring young players through, give them a chance.

"I love giving young players a chance and you hope they grab the chance and grab the opportunity because that's the future of the club, you can't just rely on buying players every year, you need to develop your own."

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