Cardiff defender Matthew Connolly will be out of contention for a further six or seven weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.
Watford lost ground in the race for automatic promotion as they were held to a goalless draw by Championship leaders Cardiff.
Round-up: Cardiff got their title tilt back up to full speed with a 2-0 victory away at Sheffield Wednesday.
Latest team news ahead of the weekend fixtures with Cardiff dogged by defensive problems before they visit Sheffield Wednesday.
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