A solid performance from the former Manchester United trainee. His handling was assured and he made some terrific stops, particularly with the score at 1-0.
Came out on top in the battle with David Goodwillie, and netted his side's second goal from Whittingham's corner.
Triumphed in his battle against Petrovic, who was eventually substituted. Covered the touchline solidly all evening.
Terrific alongside Gerrard at the heart of Cardiff's defence, battling all night to subdue the Premier League side's more illustrious attack.
Full of confidence going forward, with one second-half raid almost giving Cardiff a third goal. Coped well with Blackburn's best player, Pedersen.
Worked well alongside Kenny Miller, setting up his strike partner for the opening goal.
Often threatened against the inexperienced Grant Hanley, providing a useful outlet for the passing range of Whittingham. Replaced by Joe Ralls late on.
A great presence alongside Whittingham, preventing the likes of Dunn from getting time on the ball.
At the heart of Cardiff's good work. He was tireless in his efforts in midfield and always looked a threat from set-pieces, with his corner setting up the second goal.
Another player whose energy was commendable. Worked tirelessly for his side both in attack and covering in defence against Pedersen.
Took his goal well with his weaker foot, and was a constant thorn in the visitor's side with his work rate up top.
Not at fault for the goals, but lacked the experience to marshall his defence against a tenacious home attack.
Came close on two occasions in the first half to levelling the scores, but was denied by Heaton. Often struggled against the pace of Craig Conway.
Still seems short of his former sharpness. Struggled against the tenacity of Kenny Miller.
Was often upset by the work rate of Miller and Gunnarsson. He could yet form a solid partnership with Dann, but tonight the pair seemed rusty and unsettled.
Always looked to be Blackburn's biggest goal threat. Came close from a couple of set pieces, but was frustrated in much of his efforts.
Frustrated by the attentions of Conway and Turner all evening until he was replaced in the second half by Rochina.
The experienced midfielder was hustled all night by Whittingham and co. and was never allowed to settle in to his game.
Another of Blackburn's creative players thwarted by the close attention of the hosts' midfield. Unable to demonstrate much of his attacking flair.
A little impetuous in some of his challenges, as Blackburn became more and more frustrated by the hosts' harrying.
Found it hard to make an impact against a stoic Cardiff defence. Replaced by Roberts on 80 minutes.
Denied a couple of times by Heaton, but lacked the sharpness shown by his opponents' strikers.
- 1 D. Marshall
- 23 D. Blake
Came on to shore things up for the side as they held on to a famour result. Hit a shot late on that worried the Blackburn goal.
Was brought on to solidify the midfield against Blackburn's attacking efforts, but ultimately had a comfortable closing few minutes.
- 10 R. Earnshaw
- 20 J. Mason