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Cardiff have signed French striker Idriss Saadi on a three-year deal subject to international clearance.
Cardiff maintained their fine form against Nottingham Forest, as goals from Kenwyne Jones and Joe Mason secured a 2-1 win at the City Ground.
Brighton continued their impressive start to the season by displacing Ipswich at the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-2 win at Portman Road.
Nottingham Forest will check on striker Dexter Blackstock ahead of Cardiff's visit to City Ground.
Watford were the major Capital One Cup second-round casualty as Stoke, West Brom, Crystal Palace, Sunderland and Aston Villa just avoided shocks.