David Marshall: Cardiff keeper confident over Slade appointment

Bruno Salter of Brighton is fouled by Anthony Pilkington of Cardiff
Bruno Salter of Brighton is fouled by Cardiff's Anthony Pilkington

Goalkeeper David Marshall is hopeful Russell Slade will be confirmed Cardiff City's new boss by the end of the week.

Marshall made a string of brilliant saves as Cardiff secured a 1-1 draw at Brighton in the Championship.

Ex-Leyton Orient manager Slade, who was in the crowd at Brighton, is expected to take over the managerless side.

"I don't exactly know what the story is but I take it will be just a couple of days before it's sorted," Marshall said.

Cardiff and Slade's former side Leyton Orient are in dispute over his proposed move to the Bluebirds with Scott Young and Danny Gabbidon in caretaker charge.

Club owner Vincent Tan revealed Slade is helping Cardiff as a consultant and Scotland international Marshall now hopes the matter can be sorted allowing Slade to take over as soon as possible.

"He's been around and the players are waiting to get to know him and meet him," Marshall added.

Prospective new Bluebirds boss Russell Slade was at Cardiff City Stadium for the Sheffield Wednesday game
Prospective new Bluebirds boss Russell Slade was at Cardiff City Stadium for the Sheffield Wednesday game last Saturday

"Hopefully he can get in sooner rather than later.

"I'm sure it will be done, if not by Friday, during the international break."

Cardiff extended their unbeaten league run to three matches under interim managers Young and Gabbidon with a 1-1 draw at Brighton.

Brighton took the lead when right-back Bruno lashed in a volley over the head of Marshall from wide on the right.

But Kenwyne Jones pulled Cardiff level a minute later with a brave header past David Stockdale, and Marshall then kept out Joe Bennett and Lewis Dunk.

Marshall has praised the work of Young and Gabbidon after they were placed in charge following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"We just needed that sort of organisation and direction to go in with Ole obviously going," Marshall said.

"Gabbs and Youngie have been great and the backroom staff Youngie's brought with him have been fantastic.

"We obviously had a disappointing performance and result against Bournemouth but in the league we've been unbeaten in some tough games.

"They've been great for the club in the short term."