Dikgacoi nears Championship return


The Bafana Bafana midfielder has not featured for the English Championship side since limping out of a 1-1 draw against former side Fulham at the end of August.

But he will step up his recovery with a game for the development team against Crewe and should be ready for the first team by the start of November.

“Kagisho is 10 days or so away from being ready,” Cardiff manager Russell Slade told WalesOnline. “He’s fighting for fitness. Kagisho has come through injuries, but needs games. There is no doubt he is progressing.

“He is training regularly with the first team which wasn’t happening when I first came because he was in rehab after an injury. He is through that stage and is building towards a first team return.

“We feel he could be 10 days or so away and I have no doubt he will be a valuable member of our squad.”

Dikgacoi made 26 starts for Premiership side Crystal Palace last season, helping them keep their topflight status, but turned down a new contract to sign with relegated Cardiff instead.

His move so far has been disastrous, with just 74 minutes of League action this season.