MICK McCarthy has a number of injury concerns as Cardiff prepare to welcome Cherries tomorrow.

Ryan Giles has tested positive for COVID-19 while Joe Ralls faces a month out with a groin problem, leaving Cardiff short of numbers in midfield as Leandro Bacuna continues to struggle with a hamstring injury.

Former Cherries forward Lee Tomlin has had surgery on his groin, another bump in his long road to recovery as he nears one year on the sidelines, but fellow long-term absentee Isaac Vassell is back in training after needing to self-isolate.

Rubin Colwill, who scored twice in last weekend’s win over Nottingham Forest, was replaced at half-time in Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Coventry as McCarthy said the 19-year-old was “shattered”, so Sam Bowen could start in his place.

Cherries are only missing two players for the trip to south Wales, in injured duo Junior Stanislas (hamstring) and Lewis Cook (knee).