Cardiff CIty defender Perry Ng has sent a warning to Bristol City ahead of Sunday’s derby clash in the EFL Championship
The Robins got their season up-and-running at the fourth attempt, claiming a 2-0 win over Luton Town on Tuesday evening thanks to goals from Nahki Wells and Tommy Conway.
A day later, their opponents for Sunday earned a goalless draw with early season strugglers West Bromwich Albion.
Sunday’s clash is of huge significance given the rivalry between the two sets of supporters, separated by the two Severn Bridge crossings.
City claimed a league double last year, winning at the Cardiff City Stadium in August before a hard-fought win back in January, their first for a long time.
That has remained in the memory of Ng, who played in the most recent fixture and is now out for revenge.
"It’s a big game, a derby," said to WalesOnline ahead of the Severnside Derby clash at Ashton Gate on Sunday.
"They done us last year so we owe them one. We’ve got to go there, be brave, keep a clean sheet and see what happens."
As it stands they will be without wing-back Mark Sykes who was dismissed for a straight red card for a foul in the Luton Town match, the club do have the option to appeal it however.
City are also running the rule over whether to sign centre-back Sol Bamba, who had a popular spell at the Cardiff City Stadium, including scoring on his debut against City when Neil Warnock took over. Nigel Pearson has given no promises over a possible deal and is allowing the player to train at the High Performance Centre, which makes any appearance against his former club extremely unlikely.
Meanwhile for Cardiff, ex-City player Callum O’Dowda could be forced to play at wing-back following an injury in the Bluebirds ranks.
Nigerian international Jamilu Collins was forced off with a knee injury with the Republic of Ireland international brought on in his place.
Summer transfer target Andy Rinomhota is also in the Cardiff ranks and opted for a move to South Wales after leaving Reading in the summer.
Cardiff have had a positive start to the season and sit in sixth position with seven points on the board with their defeat coming to Reading. City are three points behind in 15th place with one win and draw apiece, as well as two defeats with six goals scored and six conceded.