CARDIFF City are linked with a move to sign Bolton Wanderers left-back Jlloyd Samuel on loan.
Manager Dave Jones will have to reorganise the Bluebirds' back five for their next match, against Derby County on Saturday week, and sources in Bolton say he has enquired about Samuel.
If the move succeeds, Jones is likely to switch full-back Kevin McNaughton to centre-half alongside Dekel Keinan.
Mark Hudson is ruled out for more than a month after suffering damaged medial knee ligaments during the 3-3 Championship draw at Millwall.
The obvious change is for Hungarian Gabor Gyepes to partner Keinan, while the move for Samuel would give Jones an extra option.
Samuel, aged 29 and born in Trinidad, is a former Gillingham and Aston Villa left-back who has been with Bolton Wanderers since 2007.
Jones must also decide on who will play in goal against Derby. Stephen Bywater is on loan from Derby County and is not eligible. Tom Heaton, almost fit after a groin strain, or Welsh international Jason Brown, on loan from Blackburn Rovers, will start against Derby.
Cardiff City made a move to sign striker Diomansy Kamara from Fulham on loan last week, but he switched to Championship rivals Leicester City for the rest of this season.