Mick McCarthy says top scorer Kieffer Moore is showing signs of tiredness but a lack of other options will see him stick with the frontman.

Moore has started 36 of Cardiff’s 40 matches this season, and featured three times for Wales during the international break, with McCarthy set to stick with the 16-goal striker against Rovers, despite his fitness concerns, owing to the lack of back-up.

Elsewhere, McCarthy says full back Perry Ng and winger Josh Murphy are available again, but won’t be able to welcome back Sean Morrison into his squad.

McCarthy has come up against counterpart Mowbray through their managerial careers, and says he knows what to expect. But it’s the reaction he’s wanting to see from his side that most concerns the Bluebirds boss following the back-to-back defeats to Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday.

“Tony Mowbray's side will be a good footballing team, there's no doubt about that,” he told his press conference.

"They've got pace up front and Tony's teams will always get the ball down and pass it through the lines, so it will be an interesting game.

"You'll learn about the reaction though. The only way you can get back to it is by doing what we did previously. That was that we all worked damned hard individually and for each other and we were a real good team. 

"That's what we want to continue to be. Individually we're not going to win games but collectively, as we've proven, we can be a good side.”