Captain Andrew Farley has recovered from injury and will lead Connacht against Cardiff Blues as they continue their chase for a Heineken Cup spot.

Captain Andrew Farley will lineout alongside Dan McFarland, Conor McPhillips and John Hearty for their Celtic League clash against Cardiff Blues at The Arms Park on Saturday evening.

Connacht will be looking for their third consecutive win in their bid to qualify for the Heineken Cup for the first time. To secure a place in the Heineken Cup Connacht must overtake The Borders and The Warriors and in order to qualify for a Heineken Cup play-off against the third strongest Italian club.

CONNACHT (v Cardiff): Paul Warwick; Matt Mostyn, John Hearty, Gavin Williams, Conor McPhillips; Mark McHugh, Chris Keane; Dan McFarland, John Fogarty, Stephen Knoop, Christian Short, Andrew Farley, Michael Swift, John Muldoon, Colm Rigney.

Replacement: Joe Merrigan, Adrian Clarke, David Gannon, Matt Lacey, Tom Tierney, David Slemen, Ted Robinson.