Bench role for former Norwich City keeper Marshall

Ex-Canaries keeper David Marshall looks set to face his former team-mates from the subs' bench tomorrow - as Cardiff City stick with a man who doesn't appear to know how to lose.

Tom Heaton took over from Marshall last month after a 2-0 defeat at Ipswich, and Cardiff haven't been beaten since.

In half a dozen appearances they have won five, including Tuesday's impressive 4-0 success at Leeds, to move right on QPR's shoulders at the top of the table.

Heaton has grabbed the chance with both hands and is a certain starter against the Canaries.

'I'm thoroughly enjoying myself – and loving the challenge,' he said.

Marshall – who left Carrow Road for Cardiff eight days after they were relegated in May, 2009 – now faces a fight to regain his place.

'One of us has to miss out,' said Heaton. 'We work well together and we drive each other on.

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'I want to get better and will work hard to improve. The potential at Cardiff City is massive. I am ambitious, I want to help this football club earn promotion. Every player here has a chance to play their part in what we hope will be a successful season.'

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