Mackay excited by Palace clash

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay expects a great atmosphere when his

side host Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.

Palace have slipped four points adrift of Cardiff after winning

just one of their last six Championship games, drawing four.

However, Bluebirds manager Mackay is well aware of the talent

that counterpart Ian Holloway has at his disposal.

“Palace have quality players in a squad who have been together

for a fair time. They are capable of causing problems, but we have

plenty of quality as well,” said Mackay, who expects the sold-out

Cardiff City Stadium to be in full voice for the match.

“Our supporters will turn out in force again and the atmosphere

is going to be fantastic. The whole stadium will be rocking,” he

added on Wales Online.