NEIL Sullivan is pushing for a recall for tonight’s vital Championship visit of Preston North End (7.45pm).
Sean O’Driscoll must decide whether to keep faith with young keeper Gary Woods or restore veteran Sullivan to the starting eleven.
Woods has started Rovers’ last 12 games as cover for Sullivan - and has showed genuine promise between the sticks.
But the 20-year-old was at fault for Cardiff’s first goal on Saturday when he allowed Chris Burke’s shot to squirm underneath his body.
Defender Joseph Mills is out with a hamstring injury so Matt Kilgallon, who replaced him from the bench at the weekend, could be given a rare opportunity to start in central defence alongside Shelton Martis.
James O’Connor, who has been out with a broken foot, will have a fitness test after returning to training - but is more likely to be named among the substitutes.
Second bottom Preston looked dead and buried a few weeks ago.
But they arrive at the Keepmoat Stadium knowing a win would give them a huge chance of avoiding the drop.
Rovers are currently seven points clear of the drop zone with six games remaining.