Mackay explains Miller injury

Cardiff striker needs to go to hospital after injury against Barnsley

Kenny Miller: Cardiff City striker was taken off against Barnsley with a head injury

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Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has revealed that striker Kenny Miller will need a hospital check-up after suffering a head injury during his side's 5-3 home victory over Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.

Miller ran into team-mate Ben Turner while going for the ball just before the half-hour mark in their Championship game and was taken off the pitch covered in blood.

Bluebirds boss Mackay revealed after the match at the Cardiff City Stadium that the Scotland international, who scored their opening goal, was a doubt for their Carling Cup fourth-round tie against Burnley on Tuesday.

"The one person you don't want to run into in our team is Ben Turner," lamented the 39-year-old. "I don't know how it happened, but it was like something out of comic cuts.

"I still don't know how it happened, but it was a 5ft 10in player running into a 6ft 5in giant. Ben was okay, but Kenny had to have stitches in a nasty cut on his head.

"The doctor will have to check him out before we decide whether or not he will be alright to play on Tuesday night against Burnley."


Meanwhile, Barnsley manager Keith Hill expressed his disappointment in his players' performance against the Welsh team.

"We bumped into an excellent Cardiff side who were really on song and could have scored more goals," he said.

"I accept losing, as we did against Portsmouth, but the manner simply wasn't very good.

"I'm desperately disappointed with that performance and my players know that. There was no need to scream and shout at them - that's not my style anyway - because they knew how I felt.

"The manner in which we lost was not very good and we can take no reward at all from losing a game 5-3. It's easier to play when you are losing and we scored two goals in the second half.

"I just hope I can put this game into isolation because we were culprits of our own mistakes."