Mar 12, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Cardiff City Stadium
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Malky Mackay rules out dropping Peter Whittingham

Peter Whittingham
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Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay says that he will ignore calls to drop midfielder Peter Whittingham.

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has said that he will refuse to drop midfielder Peter Whittingham ahead of Tuesday night's Championship match against Leicester.

The Welsh side sit top of the Championship, despite a recent run of form which has seen them take four points from a possible 16.

Whittingham has been criticised by some fans in recent weeks, but Mackay has insisted that he will ignore calls to rest the former Aston Villa midfielder.

"Peter is among the best players in his position in Championship football," the Cardiff boss told Wales Online.

"He is and will continue to be one of the first names on my team sheet. Other Championship teams would like it if they saw he was not in our starting lineup.

"That would give the opposition a lift and that's not something we wish to do."

Whittingham has scored seven goals in 34 appearances for Cardiff this season.

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