Cardiff caretakers Gabbidon and Young hope Slade can succeed

Russell Slade
Russell Slade's career began at Notts County
Championship: Cardiff City v Sheffield Wednesday
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff Date: 27 September Kick-off: 15:00 BST
Coverage: BBC Radio Wales on FM in the Cardiff area; live text updates on the BBC Sport website; updates on Radio 5 live

Cardiff City caretaker managers Scott Young and Danny Gabbidon are "hopeful" prospective new boss Russell Slade can turn the Bluebirds' fortunes around.

Young and Gabbidon will be in charge for Saturday's home Championship match against Sheffield Wednesday.

In the meantime legal discussions continue between Cardiff and Leyton Orient about Slade's switch from the League One club to South Wales.

"He's been in the game a long time and done a good job," said Gabbidon.

"You hope that, if he comes in, he can get us where we want to be but time will tell.

"Previous results here haven't been what we would have liked but it's still early in the season."

Young also confirmed Ravel Morrison, who has joined Cardiff on loan from West Ham, will be in the Bluebirds' squad against the Owls.

On Monday, Orient rejected an approach by the Bluebirds for Slade, who had been their manager since 2010.

Slade spoke of his frustration at not being permitted by the O's to talk to Cardiff after his now former club's League Cup defeat by Sheffield United on 23 September.

He then handed in his resignation and the O's put Kevin Nugent in charge for Saturday's League One clash against Rochdale.

Cardiff City's legal team are discussing a compensation deal with Leyton Orient, who have referred the matter to their lawyers.

Young and Gabbidon would be eager to remain at Cardiff City Stadium as part of Slade's coaching staff.

"We'll sit down after the game against Sheffield Wednesday and see where it takes us," said Young.

"We feel a lot of passion for this football club, we're here to help the club.

"I've been here for twenty odd years now so I'm used to this sort of stuff, [doing] different roles within the club."

The Welsh side have been without a manager since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepped down on 18 September.

Slade - named League One manager of the year for the 2013-14 season - has been one of the favourites to take over since Solskjaer departed.

Young and Gabbidon oversaw Saturday's 2-2 draw at Derby and Tuesday's League Cup defeat by Bournemouth.

Slade, who held talks with Orient owner Francesco Becchetti about his position last week, had said he was "proud" to be linked with Cardiff, who were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season.

The Bluebirds sacked Malky Mackay in December 2013, with successor Solskjaer departing after less than nine months in charge.

Slade led the O's to third place in League One in 2013-14, but saw his side beaten on penalties by Rotherham in the play-off final.

The former Yeovil and Brighton manager has since come under pressure from Becchetti following a slow start to the new campaign, with Orient 17th in the table.

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